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Why We Walk
209 Heart & Stroke Walk
This year we will be participating for the 9th year in the American Heart Association’s Annual Heart Walk. Our team is classified as a “Mom’s with Heart” Team; it is a special Team designation only given to the parents of a child with heart disease. The funds we raise are donated specifically for pediatric cardiac research for the American Heart Association.
You may or may not know why our team is named Jacob's Heart...our team is in memory of a special little boy who touched so many people, Jacob Ryan Wells (6/3/04-4/26/11). He was born with a severe heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He was the happiest little boy you could ever meet with only half a heart. Jacob endured alot in his little life, and unfortunately, he lost his battle to heart disease at the young age of 6 years old. This team is important to so many people that honor his legacy and what we have created to be an iconic symbol for our community, Jacob's Heart. We continuously thank our big group of supporters that help raise funds in his memory!
Our First Heart Walk Team in 2012 raised over $14,000 and we had set our goal at $5,000! In 2013, we managed to raise over $17,000 and for consecutive years, our team was the Top “Mom’s With Heart” Fundraising Team in the 10 Western States.We have steadily met our goal raising over $10,000 each year! Last year was our biggest year to date, raising over $17,000!! Needless to say I am very proud of the passion and drive my son taught me, for that I am thankful!
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We sincerely hope you can join our team, with your donations for our raffle/auction at events, monetary donations, attending our fundraising events or just attending the Heart Walk and promote a healthy heart lifestyle. Your contribution will greatly enhance the medical research and knowledge to advance the technology for our future generations who are born with heart diseases.
Thank you so much for visiting our team page and we hope to see you in September sporting your version of our Jacob's Heart Logo Shirts.
Sincerely we thank you,
Jacob's Heart Team
c/o Nicole Snyder and proud "Mommy" to Jacob Ryan! ;-)