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Walkers Raise Funds for Heart Disease Research

A team from the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU raised $4,231 in the annual Down East Heart Walk Oct. 24 in Greenville. Pictured from left to right, front row, are Dr. Walter Tan, Angela Easter, Ashleigh Walker, Donna Lou Edwards, Merry Smith and Betty Johnson. Back row, left to right, are Jane Thomas, Brenda Vanderven, Donna Tedder, Nancy Baker, Anesha Jenkins, Keisha Bridgett and Cheryl Spain. Team members not shown are Shirley Orr, Dr. John Cahill, Rahul Daggubati and Jerome Fuller. The ECHI team was one of three from ECU. More than 450 walkers registered for the event, which raised $81,277. raised by AHA events funds research and education related to heart disease. Two other ECU teams, Project HEART, led by Charis Tucker, and the ECU Wellness Corps, led by Kenneth Taylor, raised $726 combined. (Contributed photo)

This story appeared originally in the Nov. 24, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at