Heart of the matter

Karen Christensen of Wilton, in cap, participates in the American Heart Association’s Fairfield County Heart Walk Oct. 19 at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. Ms. Christensen, who is a congenital heart defect and A-Fib arrhythmia survivor, was honored at the event, which raised more than $178,000 to support heart disease and stroke research, as well as educational and advocacy programs in the Fairfield County area. Information: fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org.