Stoughton Resident to Take Part in Boston Heart Walk
Stoughton's Nora Turner will walk in the Boston Heart Walk as part of Team PwC on September 15.
The following is adapted from a press release:
Stoughton resident Nora Turner will lace up and join more than 100 members of Team PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to walk in the Boston Heart Walk on Saturday, September 15.
She will be among the 10,000 walkers expected to participate with the collective goal of raising $1.8 million for the American Heart Association (AHA).
This is the 10th year that PwC has rallied together to form a team of walkers. Since 2002, PwC has raised more than $300,000 to support the AHA’s mission of preventing, treating and defeating heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
“Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer in the US and many of our staff members, including myself, have a personal connection to the American Heart Association and its powerful mission,” says Santa Sasena, Partner at PwC.
“PwC is proud to support and participate in this year’s Boston Heart Walk - this is just one of the many ways we empower our people to connect their personal passions with their professional lives.”
"Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by 2020! I’m joining the American Heart Association's Heart Walk to promote physical activity to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke," Turner wrote on her fundraising page.
The noncompetitive event gives participants the option to walk one, two or six miles leaving from the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. The opening ceremonies for the Boston Heart Walk will kick-off at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 15.
To register to join Team PwC or to support a local walker, visit BostonHeartWalk.org, click on “donate” and enter the walker’s name.