Deadline for annual Heart Walk sponsorship approaching

Pictured are Dr. Wael Halaseh, Amber Morris, Ashley Mathews and Patrick Trammel at last years Heart Walk. 

DeKalb Regional Medical Center’s annual Heart Walk is set to take place on August 17 at the Fort Payne Rotary Pavilion.

Continuing their fight against heart disease, Candra Roberts, marketing and patient experience coordinator at DeKalb Regional said DeKalb Regional provides opportunities for DeKalb County residents to heighten awareness about the county’s number one killer.

Roberts said the Heart Walk is a free community event that brings together local community and business leaders to engage the community and promote a healthy lifestyle for children and adults.

DeKalb Heart Walk raised $15,000 at last year’s event for the American Heart Association, Roberts said.

Roberts said Since DeKalb Regional is a a certified heart center; the 2019 Heart Walk is one of the opportunities DeKalb Regional raises money for the American Heart Association.

The Heart Walk is set to commence at 8 a.m., and registration is now open.

“We are currently seeking sponsors for our 2019 Heart Walk,” said Roberts.

All proceeds from this benefit are donated to the American Heart Association.

According to Roberts, there are four ways to get involved in the walk:

• sponsorship opportunities

• take the executive challenge

• come walk with us

• donate to our team

The deadline for sponsors is July 17.

The Rotary Pavilion is located at 201 5th Street NE, Fort Payne.

For information on starting a team or to register as a sponsor contact Candra Roberts at 256-997-2308, email at or Heidi Darbo at

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