The 2014 Central Ohio Heart Walk
Hear from Ken Schlack, Executive Challenge Member and the Great Rivers Affiliate’s top Heart Walk Mobile App fundraiser!
Ken Schlack, a long time Heart Walk volunteer and associate of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company leads the way in generating passion for the cause at Scotts and in mobile app fundraising for our five state affiliate. Over the last two years, Ken has personally raised over $8,500 for the mission and led one of the top fundraising teams in central Ohio. Ken’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and his passion stems from his family’s history with heart disease and stroke.
“My “WHY” for walking and raising funds for the Heart Walk is that I have I’ve been touched by both the No. 1 and No. 4 Killers in America. I lost my Mother Darlene to a stroke and then 18 months later lost my Father Phillip to a heart attack. I have participated in the Central Ohio Heart Walk for the last few years and really enjoy fundraising for such a great cause. The Heart Walk App that was introduced last year has allowed me to quickly and easily reach out to my network of family, friends, co-workers and others. I have found that sending e-mails from the App helps me personalize each note, which has been far more effective than mass e-mails. The App also tracks donations and allows for easy donation requests, team membership requests, reminders and thank you texts.”
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!