On October 17th, 213 GM Nameplate employees, family members, and friends walked 3.1 miles to promote fun family physical activity, heart healthy living, and support the American Heart Association (AHA). Our AHA Heart Walk team was the 9th largest in the Puget Sound Heart Walk and raised $6,000.
We’d like to thank all of our team captains for doing a great job! Edna Tejada, senior quality assurance technician, recruited 66 walkers and Savy Long recruited 59 walkers. In addition, we had the support of 11 other captains representing various departments within GMN.
Our donations will be matched by GMN’s Root Cause initiative. Funds raised for the AHA are used for research and education to help overcome cardiovascular disease and stroke, which claims more lives than cancer and car accidents combined. Thanks to the work of the AHA, we are making progress and soon cardiovascular disease may no longer be the number one killer in America. Funded research in the past has led to the development of CPR, pacemakers, artificial heart valves, bypass surgery, and blood pressure medication.
At the Heart Walk the GMN team enjoyed live music, visited health education booths, and activity booths at the Seattle Center, where the walk started and ended. We are proud to continue to support the AHA and participate in the annual Puget Sound Heart Walk. The entire GMN team is already excited for next year’s Heart Walk.