WAUSAU — The 2018 Wausau Heart Walk will be held May 19 at Dudley Tower in downtown Wausau to raise money for heart disease and stroke research.

Everyone is invited — residents, visitors, heart disease and stroke survivors and their families. Even pets.

Each year, hundreds of walkers organize teams to participate in the Wausau Heart Walk to raise money for heart disease and stroke research, according to a American Heart Association news release.

At this year’s event, Sen. Jerry Petrowski will be named as Legislator of the Year for his leadership on the 911 Dispatcher Assisted CPR bill, which was signed into law in April. The bill aims to improve the survival chances of all cardiac arrest victims in Wisconsin by ensuring all 911 dispatchers in the state can give CPR instructions over the phone.

The walk begins at 9 a.m. at 500 First St. Check in is at 8 a.m. One- and 3-mile routes are available.

For more information and to donate visit www.wausauwiheartwalk.org.