Mark Gray, President and CEO of ASRC Federal and 2018 Heart Walk Chair, helps raise $2.458 Million in support of the American Heart Association’s Mission
(Washington, DC, March 7, 2019) – The American Heart Association announced that is has raised a record-breaking amount of $2.458M from the Heart Walk on November 3, 2018. The funds raised support the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
The 2018 Heart Walk Chair was Mark Gray, President and CEO of ASRC Federal. ASRC Federal is dedicated to its communities and a heart-healthy culture. The company hit the ground running last Spring with the Heart Walk kickoff by recruiting corporate teams and hosting a fundraising golf tournament. Between the charity tournament and employee fundraising, ASRC Federal raised a total of $217,000.
“We are thrilled to say that in 2018 we raised the highest amount of funds ever for the Greater Washington Heart Walk! We want to thank the 2018 Heart Walk Chair, Mark Gray, and the dedication of ASRC Federal teams in championing a successful campaign. The success of the Heart Walk is largely due to their commitment to the American Heart Association’s mission,” said American Heart Association Greater Washington Region Executive Director Soula Antoniou.
“I am incredibly proud of our employees and business partners for their dedication and enthusiasm in support of this important cause. I look forward to our continued engagement with the AHA, helping fund research, prevention awareness and programs for heart-related diseases that will benefit all of us and our loved ones,” said Mark Gray.
Next year’s Greater Washington Region Heart Walk will take place on November 2, 2019. With over 12,000 attendees, the Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family. The event features a non-competitive, three-mile walk or one-mile walk and is open to both teams and individuals. Festivities include Zumba by Bling it on Fitness, a Kids Zone, a Doggy Depot, activity stations and fun for the entire family.
For more information on the event, visit: www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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