Community walks to raise awareness for heart disease in Dayton

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Sunday people from around the area gathered for the 2022 Greater Dayton Heart Walk.

The event begin at 11:00 a.m. at Day Air Ballpark near Don Crawford Plaza on North Patterson Boulevard in Dayton.

The walk hopes to raise awareness and help end heart diseases and stroke.

Jessica Jones, president and chief executive officer of Universal 1 Credit Union, co-chaired this year’s event.

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“We’re here to help raise money for the American Heart Association and to help support our survivors in the Dayton Area,” Jones said.

Survivors like Amy’s son Nicholas.

Amy said her son was born 24 weeks prematurely, resulting in him spending time in hospitals and having to undergo heart surgery.

CPR training was also offered at the event by Captain Sarah Marshall with the Dayton Fire Department.

Marshall showed how to perform Hands-Only CPR.

" A lot of people in the public are afraid to do CPR because they’ve never done it before or they don’t like to do the mouth to mouth part ... we are showing how if you just do Hands-Only CPR it’s better than nothing. It will give that person a better chance of survival,” she said.

The walk kicked off at 1:00 p.m.

For more information about the Heart Walk, visit their website at www2.heart.org.