Help me be a Heart Walk Hero!
My life, that of my family and so many of my friends have been touched by heart disease. I have been a supporter of the American Heart Association for over 5 years and will continue to do so for years to come as a result of the support they have provided to me and the community at large. I first got involved because my husband was diagnosed with a major blockage of a main artery before the age of 45. Thanks to education and swift response from his cardiac team, we were able to diagnose his condition early. His father was also diagnosed and had a bypass before the age of 45. His mother also suffered from heart disease.
Unfortunately, the fight continues. In the last year, I lost a very dear friend, Marilyn Bird and a colleague, Mark Passinetti to heart disease. Unfortunately, both were sudden and tragic to all of us. Additionally, my husband continues with his battle and will have additional intervention this year. The American Heart Association has been a resource for me to research new treatments and medications and challenge my husband's care team.
We must continue to fight for education, research and care and for that reason, I am upping my support for the American Heart Association this year. In addition to joining a group of Robert Half employees, friends and family on the SF Bay Area Heart Walk, I am going to be joining RAGBRAI, a 500 mile bike ride across Iowa with my family. Although I have done the ride in the past, this year, I will be riding in honor of Marilyn Bird, Mark Passinetti and my husband John Kock and his parents John and Vera. The ride takes place July 22nd - 29th and I will be posting daily on Instagram. My hope is to be at least halfway to my fundraising goal and exceed it by the Heart Walk in September.
Heart Health has never been more important and giving brings joy to you and life to so many others. When you donate to my Heart Walk/RAGBRAI campaign, you get something back that's priceless - satisfaction knowing your donation helped fund research that could cure heart disease and stroke. Do your heart some good and please make a donation today!