This fall Heart and Stroke Walks took place across Washington to raise funds to support the American Heart and Stroke Association’s lifesaving mission. With events in Spokane, Tacoma and Seattle, more than 13,000 walkers (including the Seattle Seahawks’ mascot, Blitz!) turned out to honor loved ones and celebrate healthy lifestyles. Thank you to all of our walkers who helped to raise nearly $2 million across Washington!
This was a particularly special year for our Advocacy family; You’re the Cure advocate Eric Rothenberg’s team “Team MI” was the top fundraiser among Seattle’s community teams. This September marked the 5 year anniversary of Eric’s sudden cardiac arrest. To mark the occasion he set himself the goal of raising $10,000, which he achieved!
In addition to his amazing fundraising efforts Eric was very involved in our effort to add CPR training to high school health class curriculum. Because of his efforts thousands of high school students in Washington will be trained each year on what to do in case of an emergency like the one he suffered 5 years ago.
Thank you Eric for all that you do!