The VCU teams brought in over $35,000 in donations for the organization, with almost $15,900 raised by the Pauley Heart Center alone. The “Pauley Heart Center Pumpers” team, which collected over $4,900, included a number of heart transplant patients and those with mechanical assist devices.
“VCU has participated in the Heart Walk for over 20 years. It’s really a passion for us. The funds that we raise are directed locally and go toward research that helps in the fight against heart disease and stroke,” says Laura Savage, RN, Heart Transplant Coordinator and team leader for the Pauley Heart Center Pumpers. “Our patients directly benefit from the funds raised.”