Heart to Heart

“You got to have heart, miles and miles of heart,” or so it goes. Participants in the Blue Water Heart Walk 2011, showed their hearts by walking to help raise money to fight heart disease, Sept. 24, on the SC4 campus in Port Huron.

According to the American Heart Association’s web site, 13 teams participated in the walk. One of the teams was made up of staff from St. Clair County Community College.

According to Shawn Starkey, Executive Director of SC4 Public Relations, the SC4 team raised about $850.

The walk that began at SC4 raised about $14,000 total for the heart association.

According to SC4 Public Relations, SC4’s team included: Sue Bacheller, Hrant and Michelle Hratchian, Kay McGuigan, Charlie and Kathy Peace, Tush Platzer, Holly Sanchez and Lisbeth Tollander.

Members of the Port Huron Northern High School’s Cheerleading Squad were among walkers at the recent Heart Walk event in Port Huron.

Members of the Port Huron Northern High School’s Cheerleading Squad were among walkers at the recent Heart Walk event in Port Huron.

American Heart Association Youth Director, Cheryl Muscott, said the support from the Port Huron community and SC4 played a role in success of the event.

“SC4 has been just wonderful in helping us promote this event,” said Muscott, “The money that comes in definitely makes an impact (on heart disease research).”

Muscott says it is not too late for those who could not make the walk to donate. For information on donating, go to www.bwheartwalk.org.

Twana Pinskey

Editor-in-Chief

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