American Heart Association America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2016 Team Challenge Winners

american-heart-logo-blackThe American Heart Association announced the Team Challenge Totals for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend 2016 at the High 5 Club Party on Tuesday evening, hosted by Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.  The High 5 Club Party and Memorial Awards Ceremony are held to honor those participants who raise $500 or more for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. The High 5 Club has grown since its inception in 1985 and this year’s total of 223 “High 5” Club members raised $370,092.88.

The top fundraiser, Albert Pylinski, Jr., received a 32” HD TV. Albert raised $65,021.

Many thanks to the following businesses who volunteered, donated food and services for the High 5 Club Party: Bimbo Bakeries USA, The FX Matt Brewing Co., Hart’s Hill Inn, Marr-Logg House, Sound Investment – Alan Allen, Utica Coffee Roasting, and Walmart.

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2016 is locally sponsored by NYCM Insurance; Scalzo, Zogby and Wittig, Inc. Insurance; MetLife & MetLife Foundation; Carbone Auto Group; and AmeriCU Credit Union. It is sponsored nationally by SUBWAY® Restaurants. America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend’s fundraising goal is $1,090,817.  A minimum amount of $30 in pledges for participants 16 years and older is required at registration to participate in the Heart Run & Walk.  For more information on America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2016, please contact the American Heart Association at 315.580.3964 or visit

Thank you for your support in our efforts in building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The Edmund Bruni, Sr. Memorial Award – NYCM Insurance

The Donald and Maureen Montano Memorial Award – Theresa Flemma

The George Lein Memorial Award – Albert Pylinski, Jr.

The Heart Survivor Award – Albert Pylinski, Jr.

The Lew Roberts Memorial Award – Joseph and Patricia DeFina

The Fay Schreck Memorial Award – Carl Ciccarelli

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