Tracy Dedeaux - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Tracy Dedeaux

Name: Tracy D. Dedeaux

Age: 42

Position at WLOX: Account Executive

Why did you sign up to be on the Media Challenge team?  

My family has a history of heart disease and it's time I took it seriously. Heart disease  is the #1 killer of Black Americans. Nearly 5 in every 10 non-Hispanic black Americans have cardio-vascular disease.  The age-adjusted death rate from coronary heart disease was over 23 percent higher among black adults than for the total adult population in the United States. We have to face it and fight it.

What do you think will be the hardest part for you?  

Long term commitment to laying off the fried foods.

Check back to read more about Tracy's Heart Walk journey.

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