OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – The chance of rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of this year’s American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk. Friends, family and co-workers braved the weather elements in becoming a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Event participants who joined the walk on today did so representing a commitment to more research, more people trained in lifesaving CPR, more medical breakthroughs and more champions for equitable health.

The American Heart Association’s event goal is to raise $450,000 dollars this year. News 4’s Ali Meyer and Kent Ogle joined walkers at Bicentennial Park downtown.

OKC Heart and Stroke Walk Anchors Kent Ogle & Ali Meyer, Image courtesy KFOR

Mark Fried, Director of The American Heart Association of Oklahoma City said, “We’re so excited to bring people together so we can be a relentless force to help people live longer and healthier lives and we bring the community together so we can fight heart disease and stroke.”

News 4 is proud to be the television sponsor of this great walk.

If you would like to donate to the cause go to okcheartwalk.org.