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Ports to Host Start! Heart Walk on October 10

October 2, 2009 - California League (CalL) - Stockton Ports News Release

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Ports are proud to host the Annual Start! San Joaquin County Heart Walk on Saturday, October 10 at Banner Island Ballpark.

"Banner Island Ballpark has been the venue for several run/walk fundraisers since its foundation in 2005, and the Ports are proud to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2009 Start!San Joaquin County Heart Walk," said Ports Director of Marketing Justin Gray.

"This event supports a worthy cause, and the Ports are proud to give back to their community not only through their own organization, but also through hosting special events like the Start! Heart Walk," Gray added.

Hundreds of participants from San Joaquin County are expected to participate in this year's Start! Heart Walk. The 5k walk will also feature a fun Wellness Festival with food, music, giveaways, a health screening and Kids Zone located on the concourse at Banner Island Ballpark. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the Heart Walk begins at 9 a.m.

The 2009 goal for the Start! San Joaquin County Heart Walk is to raise $200,000, which will help fund research to help improve our understanding of heart disease, stroke research and ways to prevent heart disease and strokes.

Groups of any size, from families, friends, companies, employees, etc., are invited to participate in the 2009 Start! San Joaquin County Heart Walk. To join or learn more about the Heart Walk, please visit or call (209) 477-2683.

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