Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans? According to the American Heart Association, someone dies from cardiovascular disease every 39 seconds. By participating in the Heart Walk, we join more than a million people in 300+ cities across America to raise funds in support of various projects, including:
- Providing the most current research to physicians for patient treatment options
- Pediatrics Heart and Stroke Research
- Offering lifesaving information to Americans, including how to make healthy living choices and recognizing the symptoms of heart attack
Lorain County Heart Walk
North Ohio Heart and Ohio Medical Group were proud to be a corporate participant in this worthy event and a sponsor for the Lorain County Heart Walk.
NOH | OMG raised $30,069 for this event, making the team the top fundraising company for the 2nd year in a row! This doubles the amount the NOH | OMG team raised at last year's Heart Walk. The total raised for Lorain County’s Heart Walk exceeded $109,000.
Gary Zrimec, CEO at North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group served as the 2013 Lorain County Heart Walk Chairperson.
At the event, North Ohio Heart was presented with the Gold Start! Fit Friendly Award from the American Heart Association. This is the fourth year North Ohio Heart has been honored with this distinguished award that recognizes companies who understand the importance of a healthy workplace for their employees. Recipients of this award create a culture of physical activity in the workplace and are frontrunners in promoting a culture of workplace wellness.
Huron County Heart Walk
For the second year in a row, our Sandusky Office participated in the Huron County Heart Walk! The event was held on Saturday, June 1st at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Norwalk. The NOH | OMG team contributed $1062 of the more than $22,000 raised at the walk!
Thank you to all those who participated in these great events!