Two years ago, my Aunt Carol passed away suddenly in her sleep due to a cardiovascular condition. My Grandma Pauline celebrates her 92nd birthday in January with a pacemaker and multiple stints. My Father, Charles, lives every day with Atrial Fibrillation and has had to have his heart shocked back into rhythm multiple times. My husband’s Uncle Mark had a stroke and quadruple bypass just last year. I run for Aunt Carol, Grandma Pauline, Daddy & Uncle Mark. I walk so that no one has to suddenly lose a family member to an undetected cardiovascular complication. I walk so that my Daddy and Grandma can meet their great grandchildren and grandchildren one day.
Please consider joining me in supporting the American Heart Association!
My participation in the Chicaog Marathon promotes fun ways to be physically active and make healthier choices every day. Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. Please help me reach this lifesaving goal by donating today. Together, we can make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone.
Thank you in advance for your support!