Meet the 2014 King and Queen - Jack and Karmen
Jack and Karmen are both heart survivors. Jack is the survivor of five congenital heart defects and was born with the right side of his heart underdeveloped. His third surgery, the Fontan, was performed in summer 2013. Karmen was born with second degree heart blockage. She received her first pacemaker at seven days old and her second pacemaker in November 2013.
Jack and Karmen will be on stage at the Heart Walk to officially kick off the event.
PARTICIPANTS: Please know that we have turned off the pending gift functionality in preparation for Bank Day/Day of Event, and all unpaid gifts have been deleted from the Web site. Please put all new money received in your walker envelope and give to your team captain to turn in at Bank Night or Walk Day.
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!