Dear Friends and Family:
Nancy and I are once again participating in the Twin Cities American Heart Association Heart Walk on May 18th and we need your help! Last year many of you made generous contributions to our fundraising efforts and in total we collected over $24,000 for this terrific organization. This year we set a goal to raise a comparable amount and we hope we can count on you to participate either for the first time or to donate again-- ideally with an even larger contribution!
The work of the American Heart Association is important to our family, as both Nancy and I have parents who experienced heart related medical issues in their lifetimes. My father had an aortic aneurism at age 54, and bypass surgery in his late 60's. My mother had an aortic valve replacement at age 85 and Nancy's father received several stents in his lifetime beginning in his 60's.
Our experience is certainly not unique. In fact, an estimated 83 million U.S. adults suffer from cardiovascular disease and more than 2,200 people die from this disease each day–one death every 39 seconds! Your contribution to the Heart Walk will help fund research and outreach programs to help reduce the frequency of cardiovascular disease and provide valuable information on 'heart healthy' behaviors to millions.
Please click "Give Now," on this page or if you prefer to make a donation via check please make the check payable to the American Heart Association and mail it to our home address:
Nancy and Kevin Rhein
3443 Oakton Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
And I will see that it gets credited to the campaign.
Your participation in this fundraising program is most appreciated. Nancy and I are happy to reciprocate with contributions to causes that are important to you.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity.
Nancy and Kevin