The McCracken County Heart Walk takes place on Saturday, October 20 this year. The event is being held in Noble Park, in Paducah. Registration will be at Shelter 10 beginning at 8am. Join the many local residents as they promote physical activity and heart healthy living. Walk with friends, family, co-workers, or even people you’ve never met and you’ll bond along the way. Any way you choose to do it, your heart will thank you for it!

Heart Walkers raise all important funds to fight the nation’s no. 1 and no. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. This is the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association.


“Many walkers are survivors and will be wearing red caps as a symbol of the fight against cardiovascular disease,” Suzanne Riley told me.  “Others will be walking in honor of friends or family affected by heart disease and stroke. Walkers raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds research, advocacy in issue areas central to cardiovascular health; and public and professional education.”


The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. Its sponsored locally by Baptist Health, Mercy Health, JMS Russell Metals, Bacon, Farmer, Workman Engineering and Testing, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and Marshall County Hospital. 

The 2018 Western Kentucky Heart Walk is Co-Chaired by Chris Roty, President Baptist Health Paducah and Michael Yungmann, CEO Lourdes Hospital. For more information or to register, log on to or, contact Suzanne Riley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The American Heart Association


The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke. They team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1.800.AHA.USA1, visit or call any of their offices around the country.