Volunteering and emceeing wasn’t easy this year.

WKBN anchor Alexis Walters made it happen though and is being recognized for it.

Walters got involved with the American Heart Association in 2020 as the host of the Tri-County Heart Walk.

This year, the event was ritual. But those can be just as hard.

Walters was honored by the organization for her dedication to the cause during National Volunteer Week.

“To me, being recognized by the AHA is a huge honor. I consider it a privilege that they even think to include me when planning their events! It’s also a privilege to be a part of a cause that’s so important to me. I can see the work they do in the community, and I only hope they continue to include me so that more people are aware of their own heart health,” she said in an interview with her station.

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