VCU Raises $35,000 for Heart Walk

VCU Heart Walk participantsOn September 28, 346 patients, staff, and students from VCU’s medical and academic campuses took part in the 3.4-mile American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on Brown’s Island in Richmond.

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 Heart Walk participants“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.”

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