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Phoenix Heart Walk at Tempe Beach Park


2012 Phoenix Heart Walk

Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m. 
Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado Parkway

Rio Salado College Heart Walk Team, “The Rio Way,” has dedicated the 2012 Heart Walk to Sandia Hayes, our former colleague and friend, who passed away from cardiovascular disease in 2011.

Did you know that 40 years ago there was no CPR? Did you know that 30 years ago there was no angioplasty and 15 years ago there were no medications to reduce the disability from stroke?

The American Heart Association strongly believes that learning about cardiovascular disease is the best way to reduce disability and death. That’s why research is a priority. The American Heart Association’s research programs have contributed to many important scientific advances.

Yet they need more resources to attract and encourage promising scientists to careers in cardiovascular and stroke research, fund high-quality research projects, and originate new programs to meet the needs of the research community. A lack of resources results in promising research going unfunded – we may never know what discoveries have been sacrificed.

Your monetary, tax-deductible donation will support research, community service, and public and professional education programs. Please sponsor one of “The Rio Way” Heart Walk team members with a cash or check donation. Checks should be made payable to the “American Heart Association.”

Heart Walk Participants

Rio co-workers: Kimberly Abeyta, Sheila Barham (team captain), Kathie Bopp, Ina Cadle, Karen Calivas, Michele Kemp, Rick Kemp, Susan Lawrence, Michelle Martinez, Ruby Miller, Inhye Peterson, Michelle Prins, Dana Reid, Sylvia Riley, MaryAnn Shockley, Charity Sloan, Joyce Janiga, John Jensen, Todd Simmons, Monica Tobey, Gladis Frazier and Linda Lukey. 

Rio family & friends: Preston Barham, Danny Martinez, Robert Peterson, and Corrina Valenzuela.

For more information about the Walk and to become a participant, please contact Sheila Barham, 480-517-8402 or