Broward’s Heart Walk raises heart disease and stroke awareness (includes video story)

The American Heart Association Broward Heart Walk took place Sunday, March 12 at Nova Southeastern University to raise heart disease and stroke awareness. 

Thousands of walkers and several organizations raised over $1.2 million dollars for life-saving science. 

Walkers united during the 3.5-mile walk honoring heart disease and stroke survivors.

Participating vendors displayed goat yoga, CPR lessons and information on heart disease and stroke prevention.

“The Heart Walk is continuing to be so productive in the community that people are becoming more and more aware of heart disease and stroke,” said Zipporah Hayes, a mother who began participating in the event after her son was diagnosed with a heart murmur 10 years ago.

Samantha Gutierrez is a student journalist majoring in Digital Communication and Media. As a bilingual reporter, she enjoys covering stories about her diverse Miami community. With a strong passion for broadcasting, she aspires to pursue a career as a multimedia journalist in South Florida.

Zipporah Hayes attained an Associate of Arts degree in business management with a marketing focus and is currently pursuing a Public Relations, Advertising, Communications major. She enjoys covering stories about entertainment and local events. With experience in the music and film industry, Zipporah hopes to cover stories of inspiration. She is passionate about the arts and aspires to make her mark in the entertainment industry through TV broadcasting.