Local business goes red for heart disease awareness
Feb 22, 2013
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Photo courtesy of Kristen Whitaker
Employees of DeRoyal's Royal Sterilization Systems purchased a pair of red scrubs to wear each Thursday through September, when the Heart Walk will be held to benefit the American Heart Association. This is that group's weekly support of the “Go Red for Women” initiative. They are wearing scarves that were made and sold as a fundraiser. Front row, kneeling: Jimmie Wine. Middle Row, l. to r.: Tracy Damron, Terrie Patterson, Tammy Hatfield, Eileen Nero, Rhonda Collins, Sharon Muncy and Amber Yeary. Back row: Tracy Love.
Photo courtesy of Rose Earl
Over 100 people gathered around the DeRoyal walking track and pond to show support for the American Heart Association and send messages written on the heart-shaped balloons up into the air.
February is National Heart Month and DeRoyal Industries is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the American Heart Association in 2013. DeRoyal kicked off their fundraising efforts on Valentine’s Day with a balloon release to remember and to acknowledge those who have lost their lives due to heart problems or have been affected by heart disease. Over 100 employees participated by sending heart shaped balloons with special messages written on them into the blue sky. The release raised over $200. Fundraising will continue through September and will lead up to the Heart Walk in Knoxville which will be held on September 29.