Greg Colaner, with Altercare & Jess Doudrick from the American Heart Association, joined Gary Rivers Wednesday morning to talk about the upcoming Stark-Wayne Heart Walk.

The annual event is among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation where nearly 1 million people walk each year for a singular mission – to cure heart disease and stroke. The Stark-Wayne Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, September 21 at Kent State University Stark Campus. The festival area will open at 8:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. and the walk kicking off at 10:00 a.m


Individuals and teams can register online at  

The Heart Walk is locally sponsored by Aultman Health Foundation, Mercy Medical Center and Stark Truss with media support from WHBC, Mix 94.1, The Canton Repository and The Independent. 

The American Heart Association 

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the twoleading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.