Approximately 350 walkers strolled through Uptown Columbus and walked the Riverwalk during the 2008 Greater Columbus Start! Heart Walk to raise money to fund research and education for the American Heart Association.
Individuals and participating teams walked either a 1 mile, 5k or 10k course, beginning in Uptown Columbus and finished at a celebration at the Phenix City Amphitheater. The celebration featured live music, activities for children and booths with education information.
Kayla Carmichael, a child survivor ofheart disease, was the honoree for the event.
Major sponsors of the event were St. Francis Hospital, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Subaru of Columbus, Aflac and Doctors Hospital.