Volunteers Walk to Fight Heart Disease
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Nearly 50 volunteers from Chevron spent a Saturday morning raising money and awareness for heart disease at the 2017 Jackson County Heart Walk on March 18.
One member of the Chevron team has even had heart disease affect him personally.
“In 2007, I lost my mother to heart disease,” said Maintenance Team Leader Chris Cochran. “My father has heart disease, and I was diagnosed with heart disease in 2013. From that time, it has become important to eat right and exercise.”
Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, so money raised from events like the heart walk goes toward saving thousands of lives every year.
“The Heart Walk is important to me to show even if you have heart disease, you can be very active,” Cochran said.
With 45 participants, the Chevron team raised $2,500 at the Heart Walk.