America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Team Challenge winners announced

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Team Challenge winners announced

Special event celebrates top fundraisers

The American Heart Association announced the Team Challenge winners for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend 2018 at the High 5 Club Party on Tuesday evening. The event was held 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. This year’s total of 223 High 5 Club members raised nearly $300,000.

The top fundraiser received a special honor. Albert Pylinski, Jr., raised more than $85,000.

Before the official party got underway, a special reception was held for Grand VIP members who raised at least $1,000. The reception was sponsored by Scalzo, Zogby, and Wittig, Inc. Insurance.

2018 Team Challenge Winners

Team Competition Category Highest Total Pledge
Fire Department – Arthur Bizzari Memorial Award Mohawk Volunteer Fire Department
Government Griffiss Institute
Institutions of Finance Flemma-Gornick Financial Group
Insurance NYCM Insurance
Fitness The Fitness Mill
Manufacturing Bonide
Organizations & Clubs – James Blackshear Memorial Award Boonville Elks Club
Friends & Family Team Stasaitis
Colleges & Higher Education Utica College
Schools – K-12 – Michael J. Arcuri Memorial Award Poland Has Heart
Veterans Organizations – Bill Oliver Memorial Award Team Guca/Malsan-Jones VFW 7393
Unions – Richard E. Roy Memorial Award Public Employees Federation Region 6
Non-Profit Agency Kids Oneida
Large Corporate Hannaford’s Supermarkets
Small Corporate McQuade & Bannigan, Inc.
Community Teams – Oneida County Team Victoria
Community Teams – Madison County Team Leonardsville
Community Teams – Lewis County Team Brickfront
Community Teams – Otsego County Team 51
Community Teams – Herkimer County Team Chris’s Hearts
Community Teams – North Country Team Zimmer

Other Award Winners:

  • The Donald and Maureen Montano Memorial Award – Theresa Flemma
  • The Edmund Bruni, Sr. Memorial Award – NYCM Insurance
  • The Fay Schreck Memorial Award – Marolyn Wilson
  • The George Lein Memorial Award – Albert Pylinski, Jr.
  • The Lew Roberts Memorial Award – Diana Sparrow

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2018 is locally sponsored by signature sponsor NYCM Insurance; local sponsors Scalzo, Zogby and Wittig, Inc. Insurance; MetLife; AmeriCU Credit Union, and The Fitness Mill. For more information on America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2018, please contact the American Heart Association at 315.580.3964 or visit

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