Raising Money for the Wood-Washington Heart Walk

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email
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UPDATE: 10/2/13 6:45 p.m.

They came out to Peoples Bank in Vienna on Wednesday to support the American Heart Association's Wood-Washington Heart Walk before Saturday’s event.

"It’s a chance for everybody to bring in the money they've raised throughout the last several months in anticipation of the big day," says Shawn Taylor, vice president of commercial banking.

They're walking to wipe out heart disease.

"It’s a great event and a great cause that everybody here locally is supporting in the community," says Sarah Hambley, Heart Walk Director. "The Wood-Washington Heart Walk has been around for quite some time and we're really excited to keep it going another year."

And getting the word out about America’s number one killer.

"Just out here trying to raise some awareness and this money will help go towards finding cures and helping people out," Taylor says.

The mission of the AHA resonates with many.

"To try and reduce death and disability from heart attack and stroke," Hambley says.

What better way to spend a Saturday then to try to save a life.

"It is a free event for the community to come out and support, but of course if you want to support the Heart Association by donating any sort of financial support, that would be great and they can do that on the day of the event," Hambley says.

Registration and activities for the Heart Walk start at 10 a.m. at Parkersburg City Park Pavillion, with the walk following at 11.

There's no charge for teams to register.

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They came out in advance of the American Heart Association's Saturday Heart Walk to show their support.

Businesses in the area gathered at Peoples Bank in Vienna Wednesday for Bank Day - a chance to donate the money they raised for the walk.

The awards for top team, top company and top walker are all determined from this day.

Shawn Taylor, vice president of commercial banking says it's great to see the community step up.

"It's done to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke, which is a big killer of Americans," Taylor says. "You know, just out here trying to raise some awareness and this money will help go towards finding cures and helping people out."

The 2013 Wood-Washington Heart Walk is this Saturday, October 5th at Parkersburg City Park.

Registration and activities start at 10 a.m., with the walk following at 11.

There's no charge for teams to register.


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