For the second year running the 107ist/Timbers Army CPR is teaming up with American Medical Response (AMR) to assemble a team to walk in the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Heart & Stroke Walk at Portland International Raceway on 5/20/2017. Timbers Army CPR teaches the AHA “Heartsaver" CPR/AED class for free monthly at Providence Park with the support of AMR, the 107ist and Portland Timbers FC.
The Heart Walk helps raise money toward research for heart attack and stroke prevention. We’re recruiting people to donate toward our fundraising goal of $3000 and/or join our team to get your friends to sponsor you and walk on 5/20. Both AMR and the AHA have been integral in helping Timbers Army CPR train 581 citizen rescuers since 2013.
All walkers and those who donate $25 or more will receive a Timbers Army CPR/AMR Heart Walk T-shirt (Pictured above) and the exclusive TACPR Merit Badge (below). You can only get this badge from donating to and/or participating in the walk.
Challenge your family, your friends at work, your friends in your Timbers Army seat section or the section closest to you.
Last year, we had a combined 43 donors and walkers (32 people walked) who participated as a part of our Timbers Army CPR/AMR Portland 2016 American Heart Association Heart Walk team. We raised over $4000 for heart attack, stroke, prevention and awareness. The Timbers Army team really represented last year! Our team was the 8th highest fundraiser out of 100 teams!!
Of the 32 people who walked, there was our friend John Acerbi who just 65 days earlier survived a cerebral stroke. He and his wife walked together.
Several people already signed up to walk with us are dedicating their walk to a loved one whose life has been effected by heart disease or stroke
We are going all out this year!! We’ll have flags and drums. We’ll liven this walk up!!
It only takes three easy steps!
1. Visit our team page – http://www2.heart.org/goto/TimbersArmyAMRPDX
2. Click the "Join Team" button and follow the prompts to register.
3. Get your friends, co-workers and neighbors to sponsor you with a donation of $5 or whatever they are comfortable with.
Once you've joined the team, we'll need your help to reach our team fundraising goal. Don't worry — fundraising is easy. The American Heart Association provides all the tools, including your personal fundraising page. Plus, I'll be here to support and encourage you along the way. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any Heart Walk questions.
Why Heart & Stroke Walk? One in three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease and stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. We can change this by walking and raising funds for Heart Walk. The walk is a non- timed 5k. We expect about 8,000 participants to attend this amazing event.
Help grow our team; please forward this email to anyone you think will want to walk, raise funds and make a difference in our community. The more the merrier, when it comes to our Heart Walk team! Thank you in advance for your participation. Dale Montgomery
Timbers Army CPR, Coordinator
Let’s show them what an army can do! Join our team today! RCTID!