Tim Gatz of Falmouth recently joined the American Heart Association staff as a Development Director in Maine. This role will include working with local businesses and volunteers on events such as the Maine Heart Walk in Portland which raises funds to support the Association’s lifesaving research, advocacy and educational efforts.
Gatz most recently served as the executive director for the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and Yarmouth Clam Festival and brings with him over two decades of fundraising, sales and event management experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Northern Illinois University.
The Maine Heart Walk will take place on May 19, 2024 – during the Association’s centennial year – at Portland’s Back Cove Trail. Cardiovascular disease the No. 1 killer of all Americans. Heart disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, and congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects. By participating in the Maine Heart Walk, walkers join more than a million people in 300+ cities across America in taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives.
To join or form a Maine Heart Walk team, visit MaineHeartWalk.org. For more information on the American Heart Association’s local events and initiatives in Maine, visit: Heart.org/Maine and follow them on Facebook, X and Instagram (@AHAMaine).