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2019 Dutchess | Ulster Heart Walk

Poughkeepsie, NY

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Life is why we walk.

Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!

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Check-In 9:00 AM


Dutchess Community College
91 Cottage Road, Lot D
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Danielle Schuka
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Thanks to all the “heart” work from amazing supporters like you, we are that much closer to a world of longer, healthier lives! It's not too late to help us reach our goal of $350,000! You can still login to send emails to friends and family asking for their support or make a personal donation today!

On behalf of chair, Tim Tarpey, the Executive Leadership Team, and American Heart Association thank you for joining us to celebrate making a difference in countless lives throughout the Hudson Valley at Saturday's Heart Walk!  What a wonderful day-of-event, filled with educational experiences, heart-health screenings, physical activity, and so much more.

The funds we raised will help create scientific breakthroughs that one day may even save your own life!  Pretty cool, huh?  If you already donated, THANK YOU so much.  If you still haven't given, we get it.  Life gets busy, but you can still show your generous heart.  The Heart Walk matters.  The funds we raise matter.  Please, give to lifesaving science today.

Gabby and Liam are survivors because of YOU!  They are survivors because of the incredible medical advances funded by the dollars YOU raise!  Just amazing!

You truly are making a difference in so many ways!

Be sure to check out some of the moments that were captured at Saturday's Heart Walk  here!


2019 Rewards Center for Fundraising Participants

All participants who raise $100 or more for the Heart Walk have until May 25th to redeem hero gear as a reward for fundraising. You can access the Reward Center through your Dashboard and have rewards shipped directly to you. If you choose NOT to redeem your reward, all the funds you raised go to move our mission forward.

Thank you for being a Heart Hero!



Meet the Dutchess | Ulster Heart Walk
2019 Chairperson


Tim Tarpey DUHW


Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Tim Tarpey is the Branch Manager for both Poughkeepsie offices of Marshall & Sterling Insurance. Tim oversees a team of over 30 specialists who focus on all lines of insurance including personal and commercial insurance programs, workers’ compensation, risk analysis and loss control services. [Read More...]

Meet our 2019 Honorees


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Liam was 4 years old in the winter of 2007. He woke up in the morning and right away his mom felt something was not right, but he didn’t complain. They started to leave for pre-school, when he reached for mom’s hand with an unusual jerky movement... [Read More]


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Gabrielle is living with Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia. When Gabby was 15 years old, her heart began to race for no apparent reason. She wasn’t physically active at the time. She could be simply sitting in class or watching television. Gabby’s heart rate would go so high (176 bpm), sometimes higher (190), within seconds... [Read More]

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By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach us all how to live longer and be Healthy For Good.


Take a few minutes to consider the lives you are going to help change for the better through your leadership and donations. We’re talking more moms, dads, brothers, aunts and babies' lives saved. Help keep hearts everywhere beating. Let’s take steps together to cure heart disease and stroke.

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