Due to COVID-19, the Central Kentucky chapter of the American Heart Association held a virtual Heart Walk event on Saturday, May 9. Participants practiced social distancing by walking or running at the venue of their choice – and were encouraged to share pictures of their walk using #CentralKYWalk.
In addition to being a VIP sponsor of the event, LBX employees and their families were able to add to our fundraiser of donating $500 for every Link-Belt Excavator sold in February for a grand total $40,018 to be donated to the American Heart Association in 2020.
LBX also announced our commitment to participation in the Life is Why We Give campaign through 2022 and look forward to a continued relationship with the Lexington chapter of the American Heart Association.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Life is Why We Give
Each February, the American Heart Association urges Americans to unite in support of healthy living and the American Heart Association by participating in campaigns led by supporters around the country – including making a donation at participating retailers, purchasing specialty products to benefit the AHA, attending fundraising events and more. Life Is Why We Give™ allows consumers to think about their reasons to live healthier, longer lives and to give in honor of those reasons. Too long, heart disease and stroke have stolen our precious moments. In February, we fight back together and affirm that we’re more powerful than these diseases because everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life… and that reason is why we give.
Visit heart.org for additional information.