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Putnam County Residents Show They Have Heart!

The Walk gets underway. Credits: Deena Bell
Robin and Jack Zencheck of Mahopac. Robin was the survivor honoree in this year’s Walk. Credits: Deena Bell
From left, Tehmeena Muneeruddin, Joe Perotti, Eileen Pezzo, Ann Hackett and John Hackett. Credits: Deena Bell
PCSB always has the biggest Heart Walk team. The team raised over $50,000 for the American Heart Association. Credits: Deena Bell
The Carmel HS cheerleaders warmed up the crowd. Credits: Deena Bell
Insert: Subway Hero and the heart mascot wave goodbye as the walkers begin the Walk. Credits: Deena Bell
The Walk attracted walkers of all ages. Credits: Deena Bell

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The American Heart Association Putnam Heart Walk was held last month at Brewster High School and featured Mahopac resident Robin Zencheck as the survivor honoree. Zencheck underwent two heart transplants and a kidney transplant.

More than 500 participants turned out for the event.

The Walk also honored the memory of Jessi-Ann Bettcher, an AHA volunteer who lost her battle to heart disease last year. Some local teams walked in her memory.

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The AHA supports science and research to speed the discovery of new early detection and treatment of heart disease and stroke. The Heart Walk’s goal is to get people walking.

The Heart Walk was sponsored nationally by Subway and locally by Signature Sponsor, Putnam Hospital Center, and local sponsors Dr. Patrick W. Thomas and Mrs. Johanna D. Thomas, PracticeMax, PCSB, Practice Max, and media sponsors that included Hudson Valley Magazine, Mahopac News, WHUD and ABC7.

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