Heartl luncheon

The American Heart Association kicked off the 2013 Heart Walk campaign with a celebration for all team leaders and top walkers today at the Carlson Center.The kickoff is meant to energize participants about the cause, connect them with other team captains and top walkers, and provide resources for fundraising efforts The Fairbanks Heart Walk will be held May 18, 2013 at Veteran's Memorial Park, and based on previous heart walks should generate a substantial turnout . The Heart Walk is co-chaired by Anna Atchison and Lorna Shaw who commented on the walk.

"This year we're hoping to raise $220,000 and have 3,000 walkers.So Saturday May 18th should be just a huge swath of people downtown at Veterans Memorial Park.Now the $220,000 is going to be spent on helping people survive heart attacks, stroke, and really live healthier lives.So we'll see it back here in the community."