2011 Seattle & Tacoma Heart Walks a huge success!

2011 Seattle & Tacoma Heart Walks a huge success!

My daughter and I wearing the KING 5 team color at the 2011 Heart Walk

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by Betsy Robertson

KING5.com

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 4:35 PM

It was a big year for the local chapter of the American Heart Association.  As the Seattle and Tacoma Heart walks wrap up, nearly $1.4 million dollars have been raised to help fight heart disease.  KING 5 was proud to support the effort on many levels, providing walkers, emcees and morning-of coverage.  The AHA reports running out of day-of registration envelopes!
More than 10,000 people took part in the cause across the Puget Sound.  The American Heart Association is deeply grateful to the Seattle-Tacoma communities for supporting the mission and helping to raise awareness about heart disease, which remains the leading killer of Americans.

A few acknowledgements to the two biggest teams for 2011.

  • Top fundraising team for the Seattle Heart Walk is Sellen Construction, which raised over $187,000 and had more than 600 walkers registered on their team. 
  • Top fundraising team for the Tacoma Heart Walk is the City of Tacoma, which raised over $22,600 and had more than 140 walkers registered on their team.

Congratulations to everyone involved.
We’ll see you next year!
 

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