2017 Lee County Heart Walk

Patricia CrumpCommunity Involvement, Spiro Blog, Team

SASS Team at Heartwalk

SASS Team at Heartwalk

Not even the rain could dampen our spirits for the 3.1-mile walk through the downtown Fort Myers Historic District for the 2017 Lee County Heart Walk spectacular. Clad in our ‘Spiro the Ad Man’ T-shirts, Team Spiro joined thousands of walkers, runners and joggers for the family friendly event held Saturday, December 9th. Participants of all ages met at Centennial Park to embark on a leisurely stroll down Edwards Avenue, over the Edison Bridge and back, completing the journey where it all began, Centennial Park.

 

All around family fun

Kids, adults and even pets got into the mix to raise awareness of this deadly disease. And the Brand Architects™ were no exception. Eileen Quinlan brought her granddaughter along, making the event a true Team Spiro family affair. Hitting the ground running, Christa Hoskins’ Australian Shepherd, Astra led the way, along with Sydney Vermette’s not so little Great Dane, Sailor, and Don Gross’ cute and cuddly French Bulldog, Sunny.

 

Lee County Heart Walk

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives from this Number 1 killer of all Americans. Designed to promote heart healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that is rewarding and fun for all participants.

At the time of the event, the Heart Walk raised $346,946 of its $520,000 goal.

Are you at risk for heart disease? Click on the link for heart disease and stroke statistics for 2017:

http://professional.heart.org/idc/groups/ahamah-public/@wcm/@sop/@smd/documents/downloadable/ucm_491265.pdf

 

Join our 2018 team!

Please join Team Spiro for the 2018 Lee County Heart Walk. No raising money or running required. Simply donate a couple of hours of your time to help raise awareness of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. We can all help make a difference in people’s lives, including our own.