Local celebrities 'strut their stuff' for NEMO Heart Health

Jeff Suchomel, Manager of the Hy-Vee in Kirksville, put in his time at the Celebrity Stride Saturday.

A few local celebrities had a chance to 'strut their stuff' in support of heart health on Saturday.

Participants like Truman State University's Homecoming King, Chris Schisler, put some time in on a special treadmill in Kirksvilleâ??s Hy-Vee to promote healthy living.

NEMO Heart Health has been holding AED demonstrations every Saturday in February for Heart Health Awareness Month, but the "Celebrity Stride" was meant to show people how easy it is to be active.

Organizers hope this example will inspire others to make small changes to their everyday lives.

â??They can just apply it to their life, that they change their nutritional habits potentially and that they incorporate a little bit of exercise into their lifestyle, and hopefully they'll learn how to use an AED and how user friendly that is,â?? said Troy Mihalevich, President of NEMO Heart Health.

There are over 100 AEDs in businesses and schools throughout the community, but the money raised from Saturday's event will be used to purchase and maintain even more AEDâ??s throughout the area.