Asking others to join is the best way to see the Heart Walk be successful, she added.
"Until research can find a cure, we have to help ourselves and those that cannot," said Rowe.
The Plattsburgh Heart Walk will be held next Saturday at the City of Plattsburgh Gymnasium complex and the PARC Oval, located on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony. The ceremony will include recognition of survivors, a memorial dove release and a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m., officially starting the walk.
Other events during the day include a community health fair, kids zone activities, a television raffle drawing and recognition of the top fundraising walkers and teams. Celebrity emcees will be Lana Wilder from Star 92.9 and meteorologist Nick Johnson from Fox 44 News.
Those interested in more information about the Heart Walk, including how to register, may call Osborne Long at 569-9387 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.plattsburghheartwalk.org.