2014 Southwestern Michigan Heart Walk and Run (5k)
Friday, March 7th
6 PM - Wings Stadium
Register as a Team Captain
and receive free ticket & parking pass.
To book tickets, call 269-743-6011 using code 'heart'.
There will be a 45-minute update session
on this year's Heart Walk & Run,
along with tips on fundraising
and how to be a successful Team Captain.
Who couldn’t resist playing a game of peek-a-boo with Cooper Tawoda? He and his family will be at the Southwestern Michigan Heart Walk in Kalamazoo on April 26. Why? See what his mother Lindsay shared on a blog. “In March, 2012, my husband Bob and I received some not so good news. At 23 weeks pregnant, our baby boy was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect called Pulmonary Atresia and Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. The only way to repair this condition is through a series of 3 surgeries from birth up to age 3. We still have a lot of questions to get answered, and while it has been an emotional and physical challenge for all of us, we know we have great doctors and are in good hands. We also know we have lots of love and support from our friends and family and are praying hard for the best possible outcome and strength from God to get us through this difficult road ahead.” Cooper is on this journey with a lot of love and support from family and friends. Funding research means that new developments are just around the corner and can help children like Cooper get cutting edge medical care. Have you registered for the Kalamazoo Heart Walk yet? We hope you do! Come and meet Cooper!
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!