Hundreds raise more than $30,000 at annual Heart Walk
The local chapter of the American Heart Association hosted its 4th Annual Heart Walk in Paso Robles Saturday at Summerwood Inn and Winery. Nearly 500 walkers participated to raise money to fight cardiovascular disease. Paso Robles-based software company IQMS had a strong turn out at the walk with 45 particiapants.
Emily Reneau of the local chapter of the American Heart Association said she hopes to raise $55,000 from the event. The organization’s website shows the total donations at $30,987 so far.
Stroke survivor David Severson spoke to the walkers and later cut the ribbon to kick off the walk. Severson suffered a stroke when he was 40. He continues his rehabilitation at Kennedy Club Fitness. At the event, Debra Albert of Kennedy Club Fitness presented Reneau with a check for $1,500.
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation’s No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year.