ACC Raises $50,000 for American Heart Association at Heart Walk 2017

03/06/2017

More than 400 people from American Career College showed up at Angel Stadium to increase awareness about stoke and heart disease and to support the American Heart Association.

"It was really quite amazing to see our students, faculty, and staff collaborate to help a cause that is so meaningful to all of us," Susan Pailet, vice president of Graduate Services, said. "What started as an ACC-sponsored event was made even better when West Coast University got involved."

Highlights from the day included:

  • ACC raised more than $50,000 for the American Heart Association
  • More than 400 students, faculty, staff and employers joined on Saturday
  • KTLA acknowledged our team on live TV
  • Our hospital partners were thrilled to have ACC and WCU join the fight against heart disease
  • More than 10,000 community members were greeted by our associates
  • COO Tim Lee and WCU President William Clohan were on hand for the walk
  • ACC-Ontario came in first place raising $3,235
  • ACC-Long Beach and ACC-Lynwood took second place raising $3,202
  • ACC-Los Angeles raised $1,783 (exceeding their goal by $583)
  • T-shirts were co-branded and shared the message of F.I.T., our graduate services campaign signifying that our graduates are flexible, inspired, and team-oriented

Many of the volunteers arrived in Anaheim by 7 a.m. to take part in the 5-kilometer run at Angel Stadium. Several students from ACC-Orange County's physical therapist assistant program wore superhero costumes. Many of the PTA students participated in the run and then joined in the 5K walk that took place later in the day.

“The goal was to focus on one major event together and I am proud to say that we exceeded that goal with our enthusiasm, compassion, energy and focus,” Pailet said.  

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