Heart Walk Raises Record $1.5 Million

first_imgcenter column 1 Heart Walk Raises Record $1.5 Million Pasadena walk drew more than 10,000 participants From STAFF REPORTS | Photos courtesy of AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Published on Friday, October 16, 2015 | 3:52 pm 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk raised a record $1.5 million for the fight against heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. The annual event was held in four cities this year, including Pasadena where more than 10,000 people joined the 5K walk around the Rose Bowl on Sept. 29, 2015.Participants included many families and individuals with a personal connection to the cause. Jade Brambila walked with her parents to celebrate 11 years of healthy living after being born with a rare heart defect that was corrected by surgery. Newly-married Amber Waller participated to not only honor the people who saved her life with CPR after a cardiac arrest but also to remember her mother who suffered a cardiac arrest but did not make it. Ronny Turiaf, who was diagnosed with a heart defect a few days after signing a rookie contract with the LA Lakers, joined to celebrate the advances in the fight against cardiovascular disease which gave him the opportunity to enjoy a long and successful career in the NBA.Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 787,000 men, women and children every year. The Heart Walk, sponsored nationally by Subway and locally by Union Bank, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Huntington Hospital and UCLA Health, is an annual tradition that brings the community together to raise awareness and critical funds to fight these diseases.The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) believe that everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life. Life is Why the AHA/ASA is committed to the mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke, through cardiovascular research funding, patient care improvement initiatives, health advocacy and community education outreach.For more information about the Heart Walk, visit www.heartwalkla.org. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Good news on the jobs front for Limerick with three major…

first_imgLinkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Facebook Email WhatsApp WITH three companies confirming that they are about to expand their operations in Limerick, it’s been an exceptionally positive week on the jobs creation front.Three Ireland is to create 90 new jobs at the former O2 customer call centre in Plassey which will serve as the company’s preferred centre for customer queries and business transactions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This followed the announcement from energy firm Pinergy that it is about to create 46 new sales positions in the Tipperary/Limerick area in association with sales management company DSM.Pinergy investors include rugby legend Paul O’Connell and the new jobs come on the back of a major promotional campaign to get households in Limerick city and county to convert to the company’s ‘pay as you go’ payment system for electricity costs.There will be a further jobs announcement this Friday when Finance Minister Michael Noonan visits the Raheen headquarters of the Kirby Group to mark the firm’s 50th anniversary.The well-known engineering company has grown since its foundation in Limerick in 1964 to employ more than 600 people today, with substantial operations in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, the UK and Europe, with a further 250 people employed by key subcontract partners.The Three Ireland move will see the firm increase its Limerick workforce to more than 440 employees.Ninety permanent customer care roles will be created over the next 12 months in Limerick. Additionally, a number of existing contract staff will be made permanent over the next 12 months.Three Ireland chief executive Robert Finnegan said the Limerick expansion would bring all customer care roles back to Ireland. He added that a planned €300 million investment in their high speed network would require up to 100 full-time equivalent roles through third party contractors over the next three years.Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan described the jobs announcement as a “positive reflection on all the existing employees in the call centre in Plassey who have a proven track record of hard work and professionalism”.“Limerick has demonstrated in recent years its ability to continue to attract jobs in various sectors with a number of multinationals choosing Limerick to establish their operations. These much welcome additional jobs in Three Ireland will contribute to improving our local economy while also helping all those agencies involved in attracting more companies to view existing similar type companies continuing to expand in Limerick,” she said.Castletroy-based Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell,  said the jobs announcement was a “further endorsement of Limerick as an investment location”.“It’s significant that Limerick has been selected as the location for customer services for the new combined business, which will have 37 per cent of the Irish mobile market.“This is a clear testament to Limerick as a good location for investment, and follows recent similar announcements from UPC and others. This emphasises the ability of Limerick to compete at the cutting edge of the provision of these services.“However it has a bitter-sweet quality to it with the announcement of job losses in retail around the country and headquarter operations in Dublin. I sympathise with those people who will be losing their jobs and hope that they will be able to take up employment elsewhere without too much delay,” he said. Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img NewsLocal NewsGood news on the jobs front for Limerick with three major expansionsBy Alan Jacques – September 4, 2014 894 TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanJobsKieran O’Donnell TDKirby Grouplimericko2PinergyThree Ireland Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick homeowners say no to water metersNext articleLimerick schools top Sunday Times list Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more