Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Central Massachusetts Heart Walk

On Saturday, May 1, I attended the Central Massachusetts Heart Walk with Brooke Bibeault, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA. The Heart Walk is part of the American Heart Association, which also runs the Go Red for Women Campaign, the platform of the Mrs. International System. I was excited to once again see Lisa Einstein, the Director of Marketing for the Massachusetts Heart Association affiliate. Brooke and I were not expected to walk, just to mix and mingle with the crowd, cheer them on at the start line, and then welcome them back at the finish line. However, we decided that we would walk, at least the mile, well, while walking, we kept on going with crowd, chatting with walkers, and ultimately completed the six mile walk, all while wearing our flip flops. Along the route, we were asked to have our picture taken with a little boy named Matthew who is 9 years old with Severe Pulmonary Stenosis and an Atrial Septal Defect. We come across his picture during the closing ceremon on the "We Are Special Board", and we where honored that his family had asked us to be a part of his walk and to be photgraphed with him! It was an amazing day, and very inspiring to be part of a walk with so many people who are survivors with heart related issues, and making a difference to spread the word about the importance of Heart Health! This walk and the American Heart Association is making a difference for children like Matthew and so many others!

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