Top corporate walkers were also recognized at the event for their outstanding donations. Team Pfizer, led by Barcomb and Julie Rowe, was highlighted for raising $15,711 for the walk. Raising the second highest amount was Nine Platt Hospitality team, led by Bob Smith, Julie Kramer and other staff members, who raised $9,475. The CVPH Medical Center Team, led by Colleen Bell,was given an award for raising the third highest donation of $5,520.
AHA executive director Ashley Edwards said, together, the corporate teams were able to raise more than $97,000. Edwards thanked everyone for participating in the walk but reminded everyone the work does not end with this year's Heart Walk.
"Heart disease is America's number one killer, claiming more lives than the next seven combined," Edwards said. "We are all here today because we believe in the mission of [AHA]. I hope that you realize all the hard work you did to make a difference in the lives of so many people."