American Heart Association Heart Walk Raises Over $120K

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Heart Walk Raises Over $120K for Lifesaving Mission

More than 2,500 people walked in support of the American Heart Association’s ( lifesaving mission on May 7 at the 2016 Lincoln Heart Walk supported by media sponsors 10/11 News, B107.3 and KLIN 1400 AM. Emceed by Shelby Fenster of 10/11 News and Gina from B107.3, the Heart Walk has raised over $120,000 this year to date for the American Heart Association, an organization that invested nearly $2.4 million in 14 new and continuing studies last year in Nebraska.

John Miles served as the chair of 2016 Lincoln Heart Walk with Justin Kurtzer, Rachel McCaslin, Mike Munro and Heather Schlautman serving on the Executive Leadership Team. Mason Wirth served as the Heart Prince.

Among the top fundraisers for the Heart Walk: B&R Stores, which claimed the Top Company title with $17,000 raised; Savannah Pines, Top New Company with $2,000 raised; Team Bousquet, Top Community Team with $3,090 raised; and ELT member and heart attack survivor McCaslin, Top Individual with $3,000 raised.

The event, sponsored nationally by Subway, also received support from Ambassador Health, CHI Health Nebraska Heart, CHI Health St. Elizabeth, Cline Williams, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, Molex, Nelnet, Runza Restaurants, Speedway Motors, Union Bank & Trust Company and US Bank. Farmers Mutual, Molex, Nelnet and Speedway Motors have already committed to sponsoring in 2017.

For information on future sponsorship opportunities with the American Heart Association, visit or contact Liz Zillig at or (402) 875-7376.

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