Heart Disease

Heart disease awareness event raises funds and heart rates

Heart disease awareness event raises funds and heart rates

WILLIAMSBURG - A few dozen people braved a chilly morning to combat heart disease in New Town on Saturday.

HeartChase, an event sponsored by the American Heart Association, pits teams against each other in a goal-based adventure game where teams complete challenges to earn points on the way to winning the event.

Teams were made up of between two and five people with colorful names like Surgical Gangsters and Sgt. Pinto's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Some teams wore costumes as well.

Funds raised by the event go to heart disease research as well as education efforts like CPR training programs, said Ben Ellington, an event organizer.

Prior to the start of the event,...

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