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More than 1,000 people walk with heart in North Myrtle Beach

Survivors and their supporters walked to help fund more medical research for heart disease. (Taggart Houck/WPDE)

More than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year, according to the CDC.

Saturday was about celebrating survival.

More than one thousand people marched Saturday morning for the 24th Annual American Heart Association's Waccamaw Heart Walk.

It happened at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex.

ABC15's Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski and Summer Dashe emceed the opening ceremony.

13-year-old Kaitlyn Jones and her mother have been walking since she was two years old.

She was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a heart defect in the structure of the heart.

She had open heart surgery when she was young. She will go back for more open heart surgery next year.

Her mother said the walk shows Kaitlyn has plenty of support.

You can watch a Facebook Live video from our team below.


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