June 17, 2013 Leave a comment
We are pleased to announce that Premera President and CEO Gubby Barlow is chairman of the American Heart Association’s Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Seattle Center. It will be the walk’s 20th anniversary.
The Heart and Stroke Walk is the signature event for the American Heart Association, and draws more than 10,000 participants from across Puget Sound, including survivors of heart disease and stroke. As chair, Barlow will lead efforts to bring the Puget Sound community together in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, and lead the local fundraising campaign to its goal of $1.75 million.
“Heart diseases and stroke are among the greatest health threats Americans face. I am involved with the AHA because I, like others, have seen the devastating effects of heart disease and strokes on family members and close friends,” Barlow said. “With the AHA’s partnerships, we can be part of the solution by supporting research, embracing a culture of health in our companies and making a healthy difference in our communities.”