Bayhealth 2020 AHA Heartwalk Logo

Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Heart Walk

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | Community Outreach, Heart and Vascular

For many years Bayhealth has been a sponsor and supporter of the American Heart Association’s Southern Delaware Heart Walk. In a typical year, there are Southern Delaware Heart Walk events in Dover and Rehoboth Beach. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Heart Walk events were held virtually. Walkers from across the state gathered online to take part in a week of activities that culminated with the virtual walk in early October.

“While this year’s event looked different than our previous events, Bayhealth continued its commitment to helping the American Heart Association raise money that helps save lives in our communities,” said Senior Director of Operations for the Cardiovascular Service Line Greg Springer. “It was impressive to see the way our team members came together to continue their support for this important cause.”

As in years past, this year Bayhealth employees formed teams with coworkers, family and friends to fundraise together. Every walker that reached a certain fundraising target received a Heart Walk 2020 Bayhealth T-shirt. This year’s T-shirt design (pictured above) was a tribute to the unique times we’re experiencing. The front of the shirt proudly displayed the #BayhealthStrong hashtag that has been used and celebrated throughout COVID-19. The back of the shirt featured this year’s T-shirt design.

“The Heart Walk is an event that allows the community to honor those who have been affected by heart disease,” said Springer. “While we continue to navigate our new normal during COVID-19, I’m so glad our team members continued to participate in such a great fundraising activity.”

Visit Heart.org/SouthernDEWalk to learn more about how you can get involved in next year's walk.