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Seniors Walk for the Heart

It's an epidemic and it changes so many lives. Heart disease is a leading killer in the United States. It affects all ages, young and old. And Tuesday seniors at the Masonic Care Community joined together to do their part.
It's an epidemic and it changes so many lives. Heart disease is a leading killer in the United States. It affects all ages, young and old. And Tuesday seniors at the Masonic Care Community joined together to do their part.

"My husband and my mother. They had heart trouble," says a Masonic resident.

And she is just one of the many seniors that walked today for those lost or battling heart disease. Due to the cold weather, people living in healthcare facilities often can't participate in the big event in March that's held outdoors. And for seven years this event has been a gateway of giving back.

“The residents love this event because it gives them a chance to still participate," says Jay Snow, Masonic Care, Director of Community Life.

Just like participants in the large scale event, the seniors raised money throughout the month of February through various fundraisers. And Tuesday’s inspirational speaker, also a resident of masonic, couldn't wait to help donate to a cause that is literally near and dear to her heart.

"Well all my family, my father, my mother, my sisters, were heart. So I’m the only one left. I always join in on the fundraisers. I always help out," says Rose Reesh, resident.

The seven senior centers raised a combined total of over $4,000 for the American Heart Association during their indoor walk event.

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