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NELA Heart Walk

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Dec 1st, 2015

Northeast Louisiana area residents came out in force for this year’s Heart Walk “Life is why we walk…Heart Rock” at ULM’s Activity Center. The threat of thunderstorms didn’t stop the companies and community teams from joining together to raise money to fight heart disease and stroke. All had a great time listening to the live band and line-dancing, while visiting the company booths that included information on smoking cessation, blood pressure checks, BMI health screens, healthy eating and participants broke up with sodium posting “sodium pledge instaframes.” It was a treat having the Kid’s Carnival area. The community recognized and celebrated local survivors and those that have lost their lives to heart disease and stroke. Missy Styron Amy, Regional Director for the American Heart Association is thankful for the local support from all of the walkers, donors and volunteers who accepted the challenge to help change lives by raising awareness.