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        SRNS Heart Walk raises over $150,700

                                   SRNS Heart Walk activities included golf tournament, drop-in event, bicycle ride and more.

        S     ome may have considered it mission impossible, but   Vice Chair Candice Gordon, Director of Treasury Dennis Nicholas,
              SRNS made their fundraising goal mission possible with
                                                                Mission and Wellness Lead Torrey Davis, Communications and Event
              their outstanding efforts during the 2021 AHA Heart Walk
        Campaign. SRNS shattered their $120,000 goal by raising    Lead Chelsea McKinney, Web Support David Ferguson, Legal/Ethics
                                                                Contact Jackson Cooper and Executive Challenge/Red Shoe Crew
        over $150,700.                                          Chairman Josh Montgomery.”
        This year’s Heart Walk Campaign ran from Thursday, Jan. 7-   CSRA AHA Director of Development Kim Enoch was amazed by
        Wednesday, March 24. The 2021 Heart Walk Committee and team   the efforts put in by SRNS employees. “The support and fabulous
        coaches challenged SRNS employees to get engaged with the   campaign run by SRNS is both very exciting and humbling at the
        campaign and help raise awareness for cardiovascular disease and   same time. As a Development Director, it has been very exciting to
        stroke. Employees worked together to raise monetary donations   witness the positive energy that Lindsay Robinson put into leading
        through various fundraisers and events, using innovative ideas to   her Heart Walk committee and the employees at SRNS,” said
        counteract the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the typical   Enoch. “To reach the best year ever in 2020 and then beat that in
        fundraising activities.                                 a year that no one thought would see any success, speaks to her
        Some of these innovative fundraisers included a 5K, 10K and    leadership and passion for the event. It is so very humbling because
        40-mile walk, run or ride virtual race; an individual fishing   so many people put in a lot of time, energy and resources to make
        tournament where participants sent in photos of their biggest,   this year’s campaign such a huge success.”
        prettiest, coolest and ugliest fish for a chance to win prizes; a   Also, during this year’s campaign, SRNS Site Services Work Window
        virtual golf tournament; a to-go dinner and Low Country boil pickup   Manager Josh Montgomery led the CSRA City-Wide Executive
        dinner fundraiser; and more.                            Challenge, which is a hand-selected group of individuals who are
        In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the AHA hosted the annual   asked to raise at least $2,000. Montgomery took that challenge and
        CSRA Heart Walk virtually. Participants                                    ran with it, recruiting over 50 individuals
        were encouraged to record their activity                                   (30 of whom were SRNS employees) who
        by uploading photos to social media with                                   collectively raised over $109,000, beating
        the hashtag “#CSRAHeartWalk.” SRNS                                         last year’s record of $63,000.
        had 33 teams registered with more than                                     “The campaign would not have been
        269 walkers.                                                               possible without all of the SRNS employees
        “This year’s campaign has definitely been                                  coming together to support the American
        a challenge due to COVID-19 impacts,                                       Heart Association,” said Robinson. “Thank
        but our employees are creative and                                         you to the team coaches, walkers and
        hard-working,” said Lindsay Robinson,                                      participants who supported the virtual Heart
        2021 SRNS Heart Walk Campaign Chair.                                       Walk, employee fundraisers and campaign
        “I am so pleased to see our caring SRNS                                    events. It’s because of your support that we
        community continue to support the AHA                                      were able to make this year’s campaign one
        each year.”                                                                for the books.”
        “For the first year ever, SRNS is the                                      The AHA is a non-profit organization in the
        number one contributing company                                            United States that funds cardiovascular
        out of the 59 in the CSRA,” continued                                      medical research, educates consumers
        Robinson. “We would not have been able                                     on healthy living and fosters appropriate
        to do this without our employees and                                       cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability
        our committee members, who include                                         and deaths caused by cardiovascular
        Executive Team Sponsor Janice Lawson,   Heart Walk events sometimes included awards, such as   disease and stroke.
                                             these Golf Fore Heart trophies.
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