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Citi of Hagerstown is top team, sponsor at Heart and Stroke Walk

November 04, 2012
  • Citi of Hagerstown had the top team and was the top sponsor at the the Mason Dixon Heart and Stroke Walk on Sept. 23 in Greencastle, Pa. More than 750 walkers turned out for event, which is expected to raise $146,700 for the American Heart Association.
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Citi of Hagerstown shone as the Mason Dixon Heart and Stroke Walk’s top team and top sponsor.

With 195 registered walkers, Citi was named top team of the 2012 Mason Dixon Heart and Stroke Walk, held Sept. 23 in Greencastle, Pa. Citi’s $21,792 walker income represented 19 percent of the overall event’s walker income. The company also led the way as the event’s top sponsor.

The American Heart Association recognized the top fundraisers for the Mason Dixon Heart and Stroke Walk.

Top walkers who earned status as $1,000 VIP Club members included event top walker Jean Ellis, $6,583); Janet Crider, $4,832; Sonya Dean, $4,007; and Nathan Green, Sharon Strike, Cindy Richards, Mary Grubbs, Linda Witter, Ariana Geesaman, Mary Beth Shank, Jay Michajluk and Rebecca Heine.

Members of the $500 Club included Karen Dunstan, Corey Keiner, Audra Miller, Paul Young, Steve Lubart, Tony Cosentino, Gena Davis, Mark Johnston, Melissa Miley, Bonnie Yocum, Shirley Shaner, Janet Smith, Lyndsey Heine, Rochelle Wagaman, Lisa Ambrisco, Mike Allen, Tom Shearer, Ashley Lowman, Grace Heine, Jamie Baker, Deloris Wilson, Melanie Gordon, Bob Cook, Michele Ford, Cathy McQuait, Juliet Poston, Kelly Rife, Grace Rockwell, Craig Sencindiver, Holly Smoot, Sherri Stahl and Michele Wade.

These 44 top walkers collectively raised 44 percent of all the team income.

Teams that raised $1,000 or more included Citi, $21,792; Summit Cardiology, $13,949; M&T Bank — Washington County, $6,788; and Meritus Medical Center, Janet Crider Team, Take Shape for Life/PALZ, The First National Bank of Mercersburg, Manitowoc Crane, Greencastle TOPS, Xander’s Team, M&T Bank – Franklin County, Buhrman Family Team, Franklin County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Hamilton Nissan, Penn National Golf Course Community, Richards Rally for Heart & Stroke Team, Learn & Live Team, Believe & Achieve Fitness, F&M Trust, Jazzercise, Franklin County Government, Orrstown Bank, Susquehanna Bank, Ariana’s Team, Sites-Werner Family Team, Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC and Delamor Enterprises.

Also recognized at the event was 3-year-old Collin Boyd, who served as the event’s Heart Hero, representing all heart and stroke survivors. Collin was born with a congenital heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which led to his developing Protein Losing Enteropathy, for which there is no cure.

The four individuals presented with Lifestyle Change Awards were Heather LaRose, David Rynecki, John Weikert and Tina Wingert.

The Lifestyle Change Awards recognize individuals who have made significant changes related to reducing their cardiovascular risk factors by changing their eating habits, losing weight and increasing their physical activity.

The Mason Dixon Heart and Stroke Walk inspires community members to take steps toward heart-healthy lifestyles while helping to fight cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the greatest health threats to men and women in our local communities. Overall, the Mason Dixon Heart and Stroke Walk, chaired by Al Martin, is expected to net $146,700, a 6 percent increase over last year.

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