More than 6,000 people came out to the Michael A Carroll Stadium at IUPUI for the 27th annual American Heart Association Heart Walk and 5K run in Indianapolis.
A lot of heart disease and stroke survivors came out to to encourage others to take care of their hearts.
"My mom had a stroke in 1996. I never thought it would happen to me. Lo and behold it did," said stroke survivor Carol Courtney. "I'm just so pleased I had great care at Community health and all the people who supported me."
"It's not just what you do in the hospital. But how do you prevent from getting in the hospital," Dr. Ram Yeleti, Chief Physican Executive from Community Health Network. "So all this engagement, how to get better, is what it's all about. People are living a lot longer today, more because they know how to take care of themselves not because of something I'm doing or something the hospital is doing."
Our own John Stehr and Chuck Lofton were also out there today encouraging everyone who came out to participate.
The heart walk was expected to raise about $800,000 for research education and community programs.