Monday, May 31, 2010
Soggy Day Brightened with Waves of Orange
The 2010 American Heart Association Heart Walk was amazingly represented by Quinn’s Team. The walk held on the Columbia River water front was a sea of orange, with over 150 Quinn Driscoll Foundation representatives. Although the day was cold, windy and rainy, a mass of friends, family and community members adorned the walk in Quinn’s name.
Together, Quinn’s Team raised over $4300 and took home 3 awards for “Top Community Team Award”, “Strength in Numbers Award” and Kelly took home “Top Walker” for raising over $1000 herself. More importantly, we could not be more humbled by the outpouring of love and support of each and every one of you who participated, donated and spent your Saturday with us! People traveled from Seattle, Portland and other communities outside Vancouver to show their support of Quinn.
I do want to emphasize to all of you who proudly wear the Quinn Driscoll Foundation orange t-shirts the responsibility you have to promote heart health. Wearing a bright orange shirt will undoubtedly garner some attention. If asked about “Quinn”, please take a few moments to explain the importance of getting regular heart screenings, especially for those under 21. Tell them a simple EKG at their next check-up or sports physical can be the difference between life and death. Emphasize that sudden cardiac arrest affects over 3500 kids in this country annually. Many of which do not survive. As a member of Quinn’s Team, we will not allow this to impact another family!
For those of you who were unable to get a t-shirt (we ran out of certain sizes), we will be ordering more in the coming days and get a note out when they arrive. For those of you who wear L-3X, we have t-shirts available. For more information, please contact Scott Driscoll (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stay tuned for more announcements, events and a celebration of Quinn’s life on June 10, 2010 at Wy’East Middle School (for more information go to http://tinyurl.com/23qenyj).
Know your family health history, get routine heart screenings and understand the symptoms of heart disease…