Alabama NewsCenter — Runners and walkers gather to make 2022 Birmingham Heart Walk a success

| July 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am

By Katherine Beshear
Alabama NewsCenter

More than 3,000 runners and walkers got outside and got moving in support of the American Heart Association (AHA) Birmingham Heart Walk on June 11. The event was held in person at Railroad Park for the first time since 2019.

The 2022 campaign has raised more than $450,000, with participants from 156 teams and 40 companies supporting the lifesaving research and programs offered by the AHA. Participants gathered in teams made up of family, friends and co-workers to enjoy a group warmup, kids’ activities, fellowship and fun before the walk began.

“We were so excited to return to our first in-person Heart Walk since before the start of the pandemic as we rallied together to raise funds and awareness of heart disease and stroke,” said Lizzi Willicott, executive director for the AHA in Birmingham. “It was wonderful to see so many participate, and we are grateful for everyone’s support as we work to create a healthier Birmingham.”

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