Each January, a special group of people meet for the Dutchess-Ulster Heart Walk Kick-Off Luncheon at Marist College and each year it has been my privilege to emcee the event. Monies raised through the walk help fund the largest non-government funding source for heart and stroke research, the #1 and #5 killers of Americans.

"Life is Why" we walk and life can change in a blink of an eye, just ask the American Heart Association President, Dr. Warner.

This is one of the many reasons why we walk.

This year, we are hoping that you'll join us at Marist College on Saturday, March 24 for this year's walk. Registration starts at 9 am and the walk will step off at 10:30. This year's goal is $440,000 and I know we can do it. Whether you form a team or simply walk with one, have a bake sale, take advantage of a matching gift where you work, or hold group fundraisers, every dollar counts and can help save more lives.

Join the Wolf and walk with the Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley Team or create your own team here. When our community comes together, there's no limit to what we can accomplish. Your support helps all hearts. We hope to see you there.