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HOUSTON -- More than 30,000 Houstonians will participate in the Heart & Stroke Walk on November 16 at Reliant Park in support of the American Heart Association s fight against heart disease and stroke. Opening ceremonies start at 9 a.m. and the 5K walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

The walk will feature family fun and physical fitness to promote walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle while raising funds to support cardiovascular research and educational programs for the American Heart Association.

The Heart & Stroke Walk is part of the Association s My Heart. My Life. national platform, sponsored locally by ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and FMC Technologies. KHOU11 is proud to be the media sponsor of this year's event.

To participate in the annual event, walkers can register online by visiting www.houstonheartwalk.org or by calling 713-610-5033. There is no registration fee, but donations are appreciated. Fundraisers who secure a minimum of $100 will receive a free event T-shirt.

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