South Sound Heart and Stroke Walk registration is on...sign up now!
The American Heart Association has recently presented its Gold Achievement Award to Pierce County for championing the health of employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace. I want to encourage you to register for the 2015 South Sound Heart and Stroke Walk coming up later this year.
The 2015 South Sound Heart and Stroke Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, at LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. You can sign up now by visiting www.southsoundheartwalk.org. The local fundraising goal is $350,000 and already donors have raised $101,392. That means there are just under 150 days to contribute $248,608 before the deadline.
Participants can start their own team, join an existing team or join as individuals. Two years ago, the AHA gave Pierce County the ‘most improved’ award but donations dropped off last year. We need to redouble our efforts to get Pierce County back on the donations leader board! Traditionally, the City of Tacoma leads the South Sound area in donations but this year, I want to challenge every resident of Pierce County to help out the cause by donating their time or money to the American Heart Association. Let’s show Tacoma how much we care, too!
For more information on the American Heart Association and its lifesaving mission, please visit www.heart.org.