Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of death in South Carolina. That is a frightening statistic!
I am honored to be participating in this years 38th Annual American Heart Association Beach Ride in Myrtle Beach. It will be my third year joining the ride to raise funds for a great cause to help fight heart disease and stroke. Last year was a record breaking year and our goal is to make this year even more successful!
My "why" is my Great Grandfather (Papa) and my Dad. Papa raised me until I was seven and enabled me to attend Clemson. His dream was to see me graduate but a fatal heart attack prevented that just months before graduation. My Dad suffered a massive stroke in his late forties and lived the remainder of his life paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Those are my "why's" and I know most of you have also been affected by these diseases in some way.
With continued research, greater knowledge and healthier lifestyles we can help prevent disabilities and deaths from heart disease and stroke.
Thank you for supporting Pumpkin and me in our fundraising effort for this wonderful cause. Your contribution is sincerely appreciated.