A walk benefiting the American Heart Association will take place next weekend.

The 2013 Lubbock Heart Walk is set for Saturday, October 19th at Texas Tech’s Frazier Alumni Pavilion.

Individual walkers, company, and community teams will take steps to improve heart health while raising funds and awareness for the American Heart Association.

The three-mile walk will feature some participants from the West Texas Outlaws minor professional football team, and the public can meet players after the walk.

Each year, more than a million walkers participate in nearly 350 Heart Walk events across the country. Proceeds from the events go toward the American Heart Association’s research, education, and community programs, and 75 percent of the dollars raised remain in the local affiliate.

More information is available at www.lubbockheartwalk.org.