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Charlottesville Heart and Stroke Walk moves online

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) - The annual Charlottesville Heart and Stroke Walk moved online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of meeting for a large in-person gathering, participants were able to meet in small teams and take their own walks.

One team was located at the University of Virginia's Encompass Health. Staff members were able to walk around the building for the American Heart Association.

Brittanie Vogen, an employee from UVA Encompass Health, said they help every year because of the connections her team has with helping stroke patients.

"We have a stroke-certified program here and we work really closely with UVA and their stroke team," she said. "We really wanted to show that support for American Heart in addition to stroke survivors in general because we work with that population."

Vogen said her team raised $1,141.92 for the American Heart Association. The money raised from the walk will go toward research, advocacy, CPR training, and promoting better health.

To learn more about the American Heart Association, click here.

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