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American Heart Assn. Kicks Off Heart Walk in Jackson

By Mallory Cooke
By mcooke@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.--The American Heart Association gears up for the 2013 West Tennessee Heart Walk.

The association hosted a CEO breakfast Wednesday morning at the Suites of Larue in downtown Jackson. Representatives from local businesses got to hear about the 2013 walk and sign up to participate.

Businesses also got the opportunity to sponsor the event.

The American Heart Association hopes to raise $115,000 this year. “We will get to that point I'm sure,” said Barry Matthews. “I'm confident of that. We came close to it last year and we're off to a great start.”

The 2013 Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Ballpark at Jackson. Participants will walk a three mile route.