6th Annual Walk With Heart a Huge Success – 2012
On May 20th, with the sun shining overhead, more than 450 friends and family participated in the 6th annual WALK WITH HEART. Over $50,000.00 was raised to support our mission to prevent sudden cardiac death. It was a wonderful celebration of John’s life and we are so thankful for all the love, generosity and support shown to us and the Foundation.
All participants received an event t-shirt as well as complimentary food and beverages. Music, a raffle, and wonderful prizes made the event fun for all ages. In addition, representitives from Atlantic Health – Atlantic Heartsmart were present at the Walk to demonstrate the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Emergency Medical coverage was also provided by the Chatham EMT Bike Squad.
The Walk with Heart is sponsored by the JTB Foundation and organized by students in the Pingry School’s JTB Heart Club as part of their Independent Senior Project at The Pingry School in Martinsville. The day included a 3-mile run, a 3-mile walk, raffle, music, food, and prizes. The students spent countless hours over the last half year planning every aspect of the event. “The students were very dedicated to organizing this event, and Dave and I are so grateful to them, to the sponsors and donors, to the participants, the dozens of volunteers, and to everyone who helped make the day such a success,” said JoAnne Babbitt, John’s mother. “We are truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all of the people whose lives John touched.”