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Hundreds participate in heart walk

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Joel Wernick, President and  CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System Joel Wernick, President and CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It was a great day to be outdoors, and today hundreds of people were out walking and raising awareness about heart health.

About 300 people walked the trail at Phoebe's Wellness Center during the American Heart Association Annual Heart Walk. Health experts say not exercising your heart can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.  

"It affects all genders, men, women, all races, all age categories, all economic categories, so really it's something that impacts everybody. But if you take care of your heart, it's going to take care of you," said Joel Wernick.  

He says they hope to raise about $60,000 for the American Heart Association.

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