The Heart of the Matter: American Heart Association Heart Walk 2011

It seems there is never a shortage of walks and runs to raise money and awareness for good causes, and we feel pretty lucky to be able to be a part of them.  Last year, we lost a longtime Storage Solutions friend, Bobby Mills.  In his honor, we were able to raise some money for this year’s heart walk.  This past Saturday, Storage Solutions employee Dave Holloway and his family participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk here in Indianapolis.

Who participated in the Heart Walk this weekend?

AHA heart walk logoMy wife, Lynette, daughter, Lacy, her husband and my 2-month-old granddaughter, Charlie, all walked the 3-mile path along White River.  It was a beautiful day and there was a great turnout, approximately 2,000 walkers.

What is your connection to the American Heart Assocation?

The American Heart Association helped to save my dad’s life last November.  I have also known Brian Mills, Bobby’s son, for quite a long time.  He helped my daughter determine her career path as physician’s assistant.  The world is a better place with people like Brian Mills.  He is caring, considerate, and has a passion for life, as did his father, who we lost last year.

I was honored to help with this cause this weekend.

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Heart disease affects one in every four Americans. It is the leading cause of death  for both men and women living in the United States.  There are so many things that can be done to help preventive heart disease and heart attacks.  To learn more about the American Heart Association and preventing heart disease, visit