For Annie Sasena of Acton, Mass., participating in the American Heart Association’s Boston Heart Walk is much more than an act of charity — it’s an expression of gratitude steeped in family tradition. She credits the AHA for funding the clinical research that helped save her life.
“I have been a walker and donor for the American Heart Association all my life,” said Sasena, who was born with no right ventricle and with malformed coronary arteries. “My family and I owe everything to the AHA.”
Sasena was among 1,546 people — and her employer, PwC, was one of 246 teams — that participated in the Boston Heart Walk and helped raise $675,000 and rising.
Through public education, hands-on support in at-risk communities and fundraising, the campaign aimed to roll back the negative impact of COVID-19 on the health of Bostonians. Organizers called on employers to champion healthy change and PwC was among many that answered the call, raising $30,000 and sponsoring $15,000 for Hands-Only CPR education.
Thank you, Boston, for inspiring passionate commitment!
This article originally appeared in New from the Heart.