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Heart Trek Walk Across America Livestream Chat

Published: 9:27 am CDT, May 29, 2012

Video streaming by Ustream

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

  • Roger

    Do you feel that a heart patient should participate in marathons of any type – not talking about good solid exercise but tough marathons of great distances where your heart is ultra taxed.

  • Brad

    Sorry about the delay folks. Having video difficulty and may do an audio-only chat if necessary.

    • Brad

      OK, so we have to podcast (audio-only) after all since our video isn’t working

  • Sloan

    Hello from your friends in North Carolina! What has been your biggest challenge so far?

  • April

    Being a heart attack patient &survivor &fighter myself what inspires you to just want to go on with life rather than give up.

  • Allen Liter

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