Hundreds Come Out For Greenville "Heart Walk"

Eastern Carolina came out by the hundreds Saturday to raise money and spread awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of Americans.

The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk was held at Green Springs Park off of 5th Street in Greenville. Officials say around 400 people came out to take part. We're told around $55,000 was raised. Officials hope to meet their goal of $80,000 through future events.

“This event is a celebration for all of our survivors that come out here and walk with us every day,” said Jennifer Lichtneger, senior director for ENC American Heart Assocation, “Heart disease is certainly the number one killer of all Americans, it affects us in so many ways between family members, coworkers and friends.”

WITN is proud to have had several members of its team take part in Saturday’s walk.


Take steps toward a stronger, healthier life. Join WITN, the American Heart Association, and the Down East Heart Walk on Saturday, October 26th to help defeat heart disease and stroke.

The walk will take place at Greensprings Park in Greenville. The fun starts at 8am and the walk kicks off at 9am.

For more information, visit or call (252) 355-1112.

Heart disease is the number one killer of North Carolinians. The AHA says just 30 minutes a day of physical activity can improve your health and decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke.

So, get moving for yourself and the people you love. Be part of the national movement that's helping others live longer, healthier lives!