Community participates in annual West TN Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash

JACKSON, Tenn. — An annual event in Jackson is helping to create a world of healthier living.

The American Heart Association celebrated the 2019 Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash at Union University on Saturday.

Organizers say more than 400 people attended the run and walk on Saturday.

“To celebrate the lives of survivors and caregivers, sponsors, teams, companies, our medical community, our industries. We all come together to fight,” said Christy Futrell, Regional Director for AHA in West Tennessee.

“It’s been a blast, and they really put on a good show, the American Heart Association,” said survivor Pam DePriest Stevens.

Organizers say the event is also a way of educating the community on the importance of maintaining a healthy heart.

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