The American Heart Association (AHA) held their Tri-County Heart Walk on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. An estimated 1,000 people of all ages came out to the event and walked up to 2 miles around the Youngstown State University campus.
In the weeks leading up to the event the SenSource team made efforts to raise nearly $1,500 for the American Heart Association. Each week, for five weeks, SenSource made breakfast in-house for their employees if they made a donation to benefit the AHA. Upon completion of their fundraiser SenSource invited employees and their families to join in the efforts and walk at the Tri-County Heart Walk.
“In the tri-county area alone, heart disease and stroke claim 2,200 lives every year, but we are fighting back. In the last year alone in our area, we have trained more than 13,000 community members in CPR, reached more than 91,000 people through blood-pressure screenings and educated 22,000 kids in grades K-12 about healthy lifestyles,” Tracy Behnke, the local AHA’s executive director, said in a statement to the Vindicator.
SenSource is proud to be one of the 45 teams that took part in the Heart Walk this year.