On October 1st, 2017 our GANDHI Bass Connections Team participated in the 2017 Triangle Heart Walk. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier fundraising effort to combat leading causes of death and disability in the United States: heart disease and stroke. Many survivors celebrate and share their stories during this annual event, hosted in Raleigh, NC. As a whole, the Triangle Heart Walk raised 1.3 million dollars and engaged over 20,000 walkers.
Sixteen members of our Bass group walked together under our Michael Jackson inspired team name—“Just Beat It.” Just Beat It raised $1,083 after an initial goal of only $650! We would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated to our team or participated in our raffle fundraiser. Congratulations to our raffle winners Thabit Pulak, who won a $20 certificate to the Cupcake Bar, and Jackie Xu who won a Duke Stores gift card.
The Heart Walk is a demonstration of the continued efforts to understand and treat heart disease and stroke. Our Bass group feels proud to have contributed to the Heart Walk and looks forward to similar events in the future!