American Heart Association Announces 2017 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Chair

(Arlington, VA) – The American Heart Association is happy to announce that Erich Sanchack, senior vice president and general manager at CenturyLink. has been named chair of the 2017 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk.

Sanchack joined CenturyLink in October with more than 20 years of industry experience and after more than 12 years with Lockheed Martin, where he served as vice president of competitive enhancements and, prior to that, as vice president of information technology services for Lockheed’s Information Systems & Global Solutions defense business. As a former U.S. Marine Corps finance officer, Sanchack started his private sector career with Tetra Pak Inc. in Denton, Texas.

Sanchack is also a member of the board of directors for the American Heart Association for Greater Washington Region. “I am honored to chair the Greater Washington Region Heart Walk,” says Sanchack. “We can all live longer, healthier lives through exercise, diet and make an impact in the lives of others through education and awareness. By supporting the American Heart Association you are not only impacting your own health, but the health of your loved ones, community members, employees. Each one of us can play an important role and I’d like to thank CenturyLink for supporting me and this life-saving cause.”

The Greater Washington Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission in action. This annual celebration of life promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living for the whole family. The 2017 Greater Washington Heart Walk has a goal to raise $2,500,000 for the American Heart Association’s life-saving mission to build healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Walk is a non-competitive, three-mile walk or one-mile walk and is open to both corporate and community teams as well as individuals. Event festivities include Zumba by Bling it on Fitness, a Kids Zone, a Doggy Parade, activity stations, and fun for the entire family.

In 2016, more than 12,000 walkers and sponsors in the Greater Washington Region raised over $2.182 million in support of the American Heart Association.

Complete information can be found on or 703-248-1715.


About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.  These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year.  In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit


About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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For Release


Roxana Hoveyda, Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications

American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region

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