October 16, 2009
Community Counts gives you a chance to help you learn more about the people and the organizations that have a positive impact on our community. This week we feature the Charlottesville Heart Walk.
Ankit Tejani, an American Heart Association-funded graduate student from the University of Virginia and Heart Walk committee member, joined CBS19's Jim Hanchett to discuss more about the Heart Walk.
The 2009 Start! Charlottesville Heart Walk is this Sunday, October 18 at Monticello High School. The walk is open to the public, dogs are welcome (must be on a leash), and organizers are expecting 4,000 walkers on Sunday.
Registration starts at 1pm and the walk starts at 2pm. Immediately following the walk there will be grilled chicken sandwiches, turkey dogs, and produce thanks to Wal-Mart, as well as over 30 sponsor tents for walkers to visit.
Organizers say the walk will happen, rain or shine. The goal is to raise $235,000 to support local AHA-funded research in Charlottesville. To date, they have raised over $150,000.
*Click on the video tab to watch the full interview with Ankit*