2010-10-21 / Letters

Thanks Start!Heart Walk Supporters

To The Editor:

On behalf of the Franklin/Fulton Division board of directors, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Start!Heart Walk Committee, volunteers, event sponsors, team leaders, walkers, in-kind donors and the many individual and business contributors who financially supported the American Heart Association’s September 26 Mason Dixon Start! Heart Walk, presented nationally by Subway and Walmart.

We offer special recognition to event Chairman Pam Anderson, owner of Anderson Construction, for providing excellent leadership to this event, which to date has netted $123,000. We also extend a special thank-you to Tom Shearer, who served as our Red Cap spokesperson, representing the many heart and stroke survivors of Franklin, Fulton and Washington counties. Our appreciation also goes to the Greencastle-Antrim School District for permitting us the use of their elementary schoolgrounds for our start/finish location and to Main Line Broadcasting – MIX 95.1 and 94.3 WQCM, Food Lion and Sheetz for their significant in-kind contributions.

Proceeds raised through the Start! Heart Walk will help advance public policy favorable to improved heart health; will provide vital information about cardiovascular diseases and stroke to patients and the medical community; and, through research grants, will turn scientists’ discoveries into advances that save lives.

During these challenging economic times, the generosity provided by scores of individuals and businesses who supported this event is tremendously gratifying.

This community support is a testimony to the concern we share for heart disease and stroke and the promise that the American Heart Association offers on behalf of our future.

Thank you for helping the American Heart Association as it continues its important work to save lives from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Patrick Evans
Franklin/Fulton Division
American Heart Association
Chambersburg, PA

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