Big Bend Heart Walk takes place at Cascades Park

Posted at 4:55 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 16:55:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The American Heart Association's Tallahassee Chapter is putting more into research and resources for those with heart conditions. 

The Big Bend Heart Walk raises money that goes towards programs in the Big Bend geared towards heart health.

Those resources range from education opportunities, healthy eating, and research to help those suffering.

The Heart Walk has touched many in the Capital area. 

"Walking in the heart walk every year is kind of personal with me. I'm a 2 time major heart surgery survivor. I had a quadruple bypass in 2005 and a double heart valve replacement in 2012," said Clark Brookestone, Heart Strong Vets Team Captain. "I'm retired now, so I have time to do volunteer work. It's a tremendous organization. They do a lot of research and it's important to me because without it, I wouldn't be standing here today."  

The goal is to reach $200,000. 

Anyone is invited to walk in the Heart Walk. It starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at Cascades Park.