Toni Ganzel, MD, MBA, recently hosted approximately 30 Kentuckiana executives and community leaders to kick off the 2016 Executive Challenge in support of the American Heart Associate Heart Walk, which takes place Sept. 17.
Ganzel, dean of the UofL School of Medicine, is this year’s Kentuckiana Heart Walk Chair.
The Executive Challenge is an opportunity for executives to join like-minded community leaders in an elite group of businesses, choosing to make the health of their employees a priority. Executive Challenge members set a goal to personally raise money in support of the American Heart Association and Heart Walk.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family.
“Over the years, the executive leaders of Kentuckiana have exemplified the giving and caring nature that makes up our region. It is an honor to be asked to lead this year’s Executive Challenge for the Heart Walk as we strive to reach new heights in our efforts to raise awareness and funding to fight heart disease and stroke,” Ganzel said.
Details about the coordinated UofL effort in support of the Heart Walk will be coming in early summer.