Walk aims to raise awareness of heart health

TE Connectivity will host the inaugural heart walk benefiting the American Heart Association at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Frazier McEwen Park. Event coordinators, from left, are Billy Meeks, Kelli McWhorter, Bryan Hall and Tommy Arnold. -Photo Provided

TE Connectivity to host event for American Heart Assn.

LIFESTYLES EDITOR

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TE Connectivity Ltd. will host a free walk on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Frazier McEwen Park to raise awareness for the American Heart Association.

According to event coordinator and TE Connectivity employee Billy Meeks, this will be the company’s fist awareness walk in Tullahoma.

“Currently, we don’t have our own heart walk in the area and the closest ones are in Rutherford and Lincoln counties,” he said.

“In order to help make things a little easier, TE Connectivity in Tullahoma is organizing an event right here in Tullahoma to help support such a great cause and one that hits home to so many. We have many employees whose lives and families’ lives have been effected because of research that has been done by the American Heart Association.”

TE Connectivity Ltd. designs and manufactures connectivity and sensor solutions for a variety of industries, including automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, consumer electronics, energy and subsea communications.

According to a statement from Michele Blair, Global Corporate Responsibility, TE Connectivity, the walks are held to educate and raise awareness of heart disease for both the employees and the communities they live in.

“TE is pleased to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise money and awareness of the importance of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans,” said Blair. “TE, our employees and customers have raised over $2 million to support the AHA’s mission since we began our partnership with the AHA five years ago.  Last year over 900 employee walked in more than 20 Heart Walks across the United States, making TE an AHA Fit-Friendly Platinum Worksite.”

TE Connectivity will host the inaugural heart walk benefiting the American Heart Association at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Frazier McEwen Park. Event coordinators, from left, are Billy Meeks, Kelli McWhorter, Bryan Hall and Tommy Arnold.

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Meeks added that the walk will kick off at 8 a.m. at Frazier McEwen Park with activities lasting until 11 a.m.

“We will have something for everyone will enjoy. We invite the community to come out and support a great cause,” he said.

The mile-long walk is free and donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association.

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