Almost $1 million raised at 24th Indy Heart Walk

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 12, 2015) - Almost a million dollars was raised in downtown Indy Saturday for the American Heart Association. It was the organization’s 24th annual Indy Heart Walk.

It kicked off at 10a.m. at White River State Park. 10,000 walkers and runners turned out to help raise money and awareness for heart disease.

Heart disease is the number one killer in central Indiana, affecting one in three people here.

“Even though it is the number one killer, 80% of deaths related to heart disease are preventable. So we’re here to fund research that has produced things like stents and new drugs and statins that have helped reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease 50% over the last 30 years,” said Monte Curnutt, the Indy Heart Walk Chair.

The Indy Heart Walk has raised millions of dollars that goes directly towards research in Indiana, at facilities like IU and Purdue.

Visit the Indy Heart Walk website to donate.