2016 Heart Walk seeks to end heart disease, stroke - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

2016 Heart Walk seeks to end heart disease, stroke

2015 Heart Walk (Source: WMC Action News 5) 2015 Heart Walk (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis has a lot of heart and soul, and Saturday, we'll prove it again.

The 2016 Mid-South Heart Walk kicks off October 1. It's a fundraiser designed to help end heart disease and stroke.

Peyton Riley spent the first days of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with a serious heart condition.

"She had IVs coming out of her head, and we were told that she had a hole in her heart," Peyton's mom Jessica Peart said. "We were told by her cardiologist to go home and love her and care for her and try not to worry."

With a team of doctors, Peyton is receiving the best care and is full of energy.

Her mom, already a supporter of the American Heart Association, is now a Lipscomb and Pitts Insurance team leader for the Heart Walk.

She says her team has raised the most money for this year's heart walk.

Due to some friendly competition, WMC Action News 5 Chief Meteorologist Ron Childers hopes her team doesn't finish at the top money raiser.

If you want to join Ron's team and help out a great cause, click here.

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