UCF to host Greater Orlando Heart Walk Saturday
It's time to get those hearts a-pumpin'.
UCF will host the Greater Orlando Heart Walk for the American Heart Association at Memory Mall on Saturday, which is expected to bring in 20,000 people.
While the event as a whole begins at 7 a.m., the walk will begin at 8 a.m. and it is recommended to arrive before 7:30 a.m., according to a release from the AHA.
The walk, according to the release, attracts more than 100 corporate sponsors, participants and survivors, and works to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke, the No 1. and No. 4 leading killers, respectively, for men and women in the United States.
The event will be emceed by Jayme King of FOX 35, Rick Stacy, Sunny 105.9, Dana Taylor of Mix 105.1 and Dustin Kross of AMP Radio 101.9. Other guests include Sportacus of LazyTown, SHADES of the Solar Bears, UCF's Knightro and Fox Sports Florida Girls Jordana and Annilie.
Cardiologists, medical professionals and survivors of heart disease and stroke survivors will also be speaking at the event.