Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital walkers raise funds for American Heart Association
La Grange – Adventist La Grange Memorial
Hospital employees were
among the more than 300 Adventist Midwest Health employees and their families
who raised $28,902 for the American Heart Association’s Metro Chicago Start!
Heart Walk, held Sept. 27 at the Esplanade at Locust Point in Downers
Grove. A fun corporate and family event with 1 and 3-mile walk
routes, the annual Heart Walk raises vital funds for research and education.
In the past, the four suburban hospitals of
Adventist Midwest Health participated individually; this is the first year employees
from all campuses came together as “Team Adventist Midwest Health.” Walkers
surpassed the organization’s goal of raising $15,000.
“The Heart Walk is a great example
of what we’re capable of accomplishing when we work together for a common
cause,” said Ted Paarlberg, director of Adventist Cardiac Network and Business
Development for Adventist
Since 1924, the Chicago-based
American Heart Association has helped protect people from heart disease and
stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers.