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Inland Empire Heart and Stroke Walk at Citizens Business Bank Arena

ONTARIO, CA- An estimated 5,000 Inland Empire residents will lace up their sneakers and make lifesaving strides at this year’s Inland Empire Heart and Stroke Walk. The event aims to build awareness of heart disease and stroke by raising $242,000 to support the American Heart Association’s 2020 goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease by 20 percent. Participants include 4-year-old Ian Atencio, Menifee, whose ongoing battle with heart disease started even before he was born; Anthony Richardson, Riverside, who made changes to improve his health after losing his father to a heart attack; Linda Lawson, Riverside, who beat diabetes and lost 128 pounds by changing her lifestyle and; Steve Irigoyen, Rancho Cucamonga, who’s had seven heart attacks, a stroke and multiple cardiac procedures over the past 10 years.
The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 8 a.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764. Registration starts at 7 a.m. For more info, visit www.IEHeartWalk.org.

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