2014 Heart Walk

On May 1st CaroMont Health sponsored the 11th Annual Heart Walk on the campus of CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Hundreds of people came out to support the walk, raising over $17,500 to support the Heart Society’s programs. Enthusiastic teams of volunteers, led by Daniel Tuffy who served as the Chairperson and Co-Chair Jackie Bedgood, went all out to create excitement and draw attention to heart disease in our community. In addition to getting sponsors, teams were very creative in organizing special fundraisers to support the Walk. For example, the Environmental Services Department sold tickets for the opportunity to throw a pie at one of their managers and sold key chains with heart lockets that contained the Heart Society logo. CaroMont Heart Suite 200 held their annual King of Hearts Contest with staff and patients paying to vote for their favorite cardiologist. Dr. Major was crowned King of Hearts at the Heart Walk. They also sponsored a dunking booth at the Walk with Dr. Woo, Dr. Heckel, Dr. Tamberella, Dr. Major and Dr. Zickler graciously volunteering to be dunked! Junior Heart Board members at Piedmont Community Charter School formed a team named The Junior Heart Throbs, raising almost $1,000. In addition to securing sponsors, they promoted 2 Jean Days, with students donating $2 to be able to wear jeans to school. The Mended Hearts Team focused their fundraising efforts in memory of Gary Mims. They had 110 walkers in the event. The list goes on and on with one common theme- supporting the Heart Society and helping people in our community.

Special Recognitions:
CaroMont Health for sponsoring and hosting the Walk!

Teams that Raised the Most Money
Environmental Services $3,485
CaroMont Heart Suite 200 $1,972
CaroMont Heart Suite 300 $1,800
Hunter Douglas $1,708
Gary’s Trailblazers $1,385

Teams with the Most Walkers
Gary’s Trailblazers 110
Environmental Services 100
Hunter Douglas 58
Primary Care Heart Beats 33

Banner Sponsors:
Rick and Nancy Deal
The Tuffy Family

Carolina Specialty Transport
Cintas Healthcare
Gary’s Trail Blazers - In loving memory of Gary Mims
Morgan’s Shoes

Cabro Logistics
United Oil of the Carolinas
Viking Steel Services Inc.

Helping Hearts
Alexandria Place, Gastonia
Carolinas Wellness Center
Chaparro-Birden Family
Roger & Shirley Hamm
Parsons Insurance Group, Inc.

T-shirt Sponsors:
Advanced Home Care
Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery
Carolina Specialty Transport
CaroMont Heart
CaroMont Surgical
Ewing Insurance
Gary’s Trail Blazers
Roger Shoemaker Agency – Nationwide Insurance
Tench Masonry
Watson Insurance
WealthPlan Financial Partners – Lowery Financial Group

The Heart Society is honored to receive such amazing support and will use 100% of the proceeds from the Heart Walk to support Medication Assistance, Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screenings, and Cardiovascular Health Education, all in Gaston County.

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