Heart disease kills more men and women in the U.S. than cancer, says Allyson France, executive director of the Northwest Ohio division of the American Heart Association. “Heart disease is 80 percent preventable,” France explained. “Education and awareness are key.” Many Hancock County residents plan to support the mission of the American Heart Association by participating in the 2015 Hancock County Heart Walk on Saturday, April 18. The event is slated to raise $120,000. This year’s event features a new location—downtown Findlay—to accommodate the growing number of participants. “Each year it keeps getting bigger,” said France. Many area companies—including major corporate sponsors Marathon Petroleum, Cooper Tire, Whirlpool and ADP—have pledged money and rallied teams for the Heart Walk. The family friendly event includes an activity area for children and an opening ceremony with survivor stories.