(Fall 2016) WHAT IF WE COULD SEE A 20% reduction in death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by the year 2020? Heart disease and stroke are the two leading causes of death in the world. Imagine the impact a 20% reduction could have on you, your friends, or your family.
The Sullivan University System hearts your heart! We want to help people build healthier lives to reduce death and disabilities from these horrible diseases. This year you helped SUS raise $15,000 through a series of fundraising activities including dinners at Chuy’s and Texas Roadhouse, a silent auction, Sullivan Tech Taco Bar fundraiser, a series of “external donor” challenges, and participation in the Kentuckiana Heart Walk.
The Heart Walk is the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association. More than 1-million walkers participated in 350 non-competitive 1-3 mile Heart Walks nationwide. This is one component of the American Heart Association’s “My Heart. My Life” platform that calls on all Americans to create and embrace an overall healthier lifestyle in order to improve cardiovascular health. This year’s Kentuckiana Heart Walk was held on September 17 at Waterfront Park. There were over 10,000 walkers who, in total, raised $950,000 for research, education, and treatment. That is amazing!
The money you donated this year will create hope, inspire change, and celebrate success for all participants! Do you want to make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone? Get involved in 2017! See Emily Stines or Donna Reed to find out how you can fundraise, advocate, or participate in next year’s walk.