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Why We Walk
2021 Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk
Hearts of Gold
We’re walking and raising funds in memory of our friend, Jimmy Clayton, a Heart of Gold.
Jimmy was a man who poured himself into others. Now is our opportunity to give back and show the type of love and compassion he has shown us!
Jimmy's daughter, Rebecca, wrote about her father:
"To know him is to love him. He has a smile as big as his heart. Never a bad word to say about anyone. He had a way of making everyone feel special and loved and that was because he genuinely loved people. All people, from all walks of life. During one of his most recent hospital stays I was following behind as the nurses pushed him down the hall and he told them to wait for a minute. He stopped them to say goodbye to the janitor. You would have thought they were old friends. He made a friend in everyone he met. That was the type of man he was. The type to roll the window down and offer the road construction crew a sucker. Most old guys driving vans handing out candy sound creepy, but it made their days.
During his last days in the hospital the chaplain said he could feel God's love from him. He was the best man I have ever know, my favorite person, my biggest fan, and my best friend. I could not have asked for a better father. As much as my heart aches right now, I am beyond thankful to have had Jimmy Clayton as my daddy."
The Heart Walk is a time of celebration, joy, and inspiration. People unified in support of a single goal: to see a world free of heart disease and stroke.
Be a Heart Walk Hero with us... Be kind... Be Hearts of Gold.