Three North Texas Heart Walks raise more than $6 million

North Texas tallied $6.3 million for the American Heart Association at its three Heart Walks held Sept. 9 in Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties.

The Dallas Heart Walk is the big daddy, reaping $5.2 million of the total. Gross proceeds are expected to rise because participants typically submit donations through November, a spokeswoman said.

The American Heart Association, which is based in Dallas, paid it forward by sending $100,000 to the Salvation Army to help Hurricane Harvey victims in south Texas. The group also collected relief supplies that Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Restore will deliver to Houston.

The noncompetitive Heart Walk is a 1- or 3-mile stroll that raises funds for cardiovascular research and educational programs in North Texas.

“When people participate in the Heart Walk, we hope they are inspired to start taking small steps toward being healthier,” said Kathryn Allen, senior vice president for North Texas. “The American Heart Association knows simply walking is one of the best ways to stay active.”

KidneyTexas luncheon

KidneyTexas Inc. will celebrate philanthropists and survivors of kidney disease at The Runway Report 2017 Luncheon and Fashion Show Sept. 26 at Brook Hollow Golf Club.

The organization will honor Sue Goodnight with a Lifetime Achievement Award and present Over the Top Awards to Dee Lincoln of Dee Lincoln Prime and Nerissa von Helpenstill and Dustin Holcomb of Tootsies, which has sponsored the style show for several years.

In addition, the Sue Goodnight Service Award will go to Natalie Taylor.

Andrea Alcorn is president of KidneyTexas, and luncheon co-chairs are Christine Martin and Susan Russell.

Proceeds support kidney research, equipment and services at Parkland Foundation, Baylor Health Care System Foundation, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Camp Reynal and Texas Health Resources Foundation.

$25,000: Baylor Scott & White Health.

$10,000: Lee Bailey, Faye Briggs, Al G. Hill Jr. family and Linda and Steve Ivy/Heritage Auctions.

$7,500: Kathy and James Clark.

$5,000: Andrea Alcorn, Dr. Christine Brown, Lisa and Clay Cooley, James F. Galli, Ed Haggar Family Foundation, Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute, Sandy Nachman, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates, Tootsies and the Rosemary Haggar Vaughan Family Foundation.

$2,500: Children’s Health, Charlotte Kimberlin, UT Southwestern Medical Center/Southwestern Medical Foundation.

Media sponsors are PaperCity, Park Cities News/Waters family, My Sweet Charity and Dallas Business Journal.

To purchase a seat for $250, visit kidneytexas.org, email kidneytexas@sbcglobal.net or call 214-891-0896.

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