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Upstate Heart Walk returns to downtown Greenville after two-year hiatus

Published: Apr. 24, 2022 at 3:40 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - After taking a two-year hiatus, the Upstate Heart Walk is finally back in downtown Greenville.

The walk is part of a huge fundraiser by the American Heart Association to raise awareness about heart disease and strokes.

According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one leading cause of death among Americans

Check-in began at 1:00 p.m. and the walk kicked off at 2:00 p.m.

Walkers had their choice of a one-mile or three-mile route around downtown Greenville.

“It’s not the best of stories, but we’re here to celebrate the lives of lost ones, we’re here to celebrate the survivors. So to see everyone out here, celebrating together, hugging, having a good time in the name of heart disease gives us joy,” said Morrie and Tamekica Lyles, who walked for their daughter Ashley who died from congestive heart failure at the age of 23 in 2019.

For more information on the event and the fundraiser, you can visit 2022 Upstate Heart Walk.

Also, check out these pictures from the event!