Ron Lane Top Individual Fundraiser: Ron Lane was recognized as the
Top Individual Fundraiser, raising $6,405
"Greensboro, N.C. – More than 4,400 Greater Guilford County residents hit the UNCG campus on Saturday, May 21 for the 2016 Greater Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk, raising more than $425,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education. Funds are still being raised and donations are being accepted through June 30.
“We want to thank all the participants in this year’s walk, Crumley Roberts for being the Greater Guilford Life is Why Sponsor, all of our sponsoring companies who provided leadership, time and funds,” shares Dr. Jake Hochrein, Chief of Cone Health Medical Group HeartCare and the Chief of the Cone Health Cardiovascular Service Line. Hochrein served as chairman of the 2016 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk.
Cone Health Systems Team Top Fundraising Company:
Raising $48,765 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education
Proud pet parents walked over 20 dressed up doggies across the stage for the Heart & Stroke Walk’s Pooches on Parade. All the doggie contestants had their photos taken and all photos are now posted on the TriadAHA Facebook page. The pup picture with the most “likes” will be named the Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk Pooch of the Year and will be featured in next year’s ads and program.
At the event, local heart disease and stroke survivors received and wore their signature red caps and walkers honored those lost to heart disease or stroke in the mile and a half Tribute Walk Route. Cone Health Systems was the top fundraising company raising $48,765 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education. Ron Lane was recognized as the top fundraising individual, raising $6,405 to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
Sponsored by Solstas Labs and Quest Diagnostics, Roll Up Your Sleeves lifestyle change champions were recognized from the stage sharing their accomplishments on their heart healthy journey for the past three month. Kelly Wiglesworth, Former Contestant on TV Show Survivor, attended the walk and shared her healthy lifestyle changes as part of the Roll Up Your Sleeves Campaign with Quest Diagnostics.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. and stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the nation and a leading cause of permanent disability. We lose one out of every three Americans to cardiovascular disease.
Heart healthy lifestyle changes, such as walking, can help to prevent heart disease. For more information on the Greater Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk or to make a donation, visit www.guilfordheartwalk.org."