"Heart Chase" in Sherman promotes heart health

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SHERMAN, TX -- Several Texomans got their heart rates up Saturday morning to promote heart health.

Texas Health Presbyterian - WNJ's annual Heart Chase kicked off Sherman's Earth Day festivities.

The course was designed to get runners's heart rates up. Participants competed against one another -- earning points throughout the course by completing educational games.

The Heart Chase is sponsored by the American Heart Association and is designed to get community members active, while still having fun.

"Heart disease and stroke has surpassed cancer as being the number one killer of, you know, Americans. So, we really want to bring more attention to how we can be more heart healthy either through exercise, good nutrition and try to do it in a fun way," organizer Tracy Mason said.

Organizers plan to make this an annual event.

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