—By Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson
On Saturday, May 21st, Timbers Army CPR teacher extraordinaire Dale Montgomery headed up a group of volunteers in Portland's Heart Walk, an American Heart Association event designed to raise money and awareness to combat cardiovascular disease and stroke. Dale was happy to report that the event was a rousing success:
We had a combined 43 donors and walkers (32 people walked) who participated as a part of our Timbers Army CPR/AMR 2016 American Heart Association Heart Walk team. We raised $4000 for heart attack, stroke, prevention and awareness. The Timbers Army team really represented Saturday! Our little army was the 8th highest fundraiser out of 100 teams!! Keep in mind the teams ahead of us were from large healthcare companies like OHSU. Of the 32 people who walked, there was my friend John Acerbi who just 65 days earlier survived a cerebral stroke. He and his wife walked together....It was truly an inspirational day.
Dale expressed his thanks to the Timbers Army/107IST volunteers and supporters, as well as to AMR
for their support and sponsorship for the walk. AMR has been a tremendous supporter of the Timbers Army CPR initiative
, loaning us our first six CPR dummies before we were able to purchase our own for classes, as well as paying for 107IST CPR instructor classes. We truly appreciate their support, and yours. Congratulations for a job well done.