Large turnout in support of 1st annual Estero Heart Walk

//Large turnout in support of 1st annual Estero Heart Walk

Mayor Nick Batos reads “Village of Estero Heart Walk Day” proclamation

Approximately 400 residents gathered at the Estero Community Park on a sunny Saturday, February 18, to participate in the first annual Estero Heart Walk & Wellness Festival.

Purpose of the walk was to raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular diseases, which is this country’s number 1 and number 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

This event raised $63,645 for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to provide professional and community education, as well as critical research.

Mayor Nick Batos initiated the walk by reading a proclamation announcing February 18, 2017, as the “Village of Estero Heart Walk Day”.  He also congratulated the American Heart Association and co-chairs of the event, Doug and Barbara Saxton, for their efforts in making this first Village-wide event a success.

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