Free heart screenings will be offered to youths April 2 at the Heart Hero Hustle sponsored by Ascensions 4-H and the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

The event, which will be held near the gym and pond area at the center, will have a fun run and walk, food face-painting and superhero- and princess-themed activities.

The Hear Hero Hustle will provide heart screens for youth in ninth through 12th grades.

To register for the run/walk or get information on the heart screens, visit

Proceeds will benefit the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation, which offers free heart screens to high school athletes and grants for families of children with congenital heart defects that may need to travel for surgery and/or treatment.