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Colon Terrell, a heart attack survivor and retired banker from Raleigh, NC, is walking 3,000 miles across America on a journey he calls “Heart Trek USA”.

Colon is walking approximately 20 miles per day in hopes to raise awareness of our nation’s No. 1 killer, heart disease, and funds for American Heart Association. He has set a goal to raise $50,000 from donations for research and education supported by the organization. Heart Trek USA will take Terrell through 11 states and 8 pairs of walking shoes as he makes his way to Santa Monica Pier in California by September 2012.

Join us today at 1 p.m. for a podcast with Colon and American Heart Association volunteer and fitness expert, Bobby Whisnand.

A few lucky participants can win great American Heart Association prizes!

If you love walking, check out Colon’s official Songza playing by going to Songza will donate 10 cents for every new listener!

This is YOUR chance to hear Colon’s story, ask him your questions and get Bobby’s health and fitness advice. What questions do you have for them? Tell us below and we’ll ask them during the chat! 


For more information about Heart Trek USA, make a donation or to follow Colon’s blog visit or Like him on Facebook at

You can follow Colon’s story by going to or @MidAtlnticHeart.

For more information about Bobby Whisnand, please go to

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