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Students Volunteer Services at Heart Walk

May 3, 2013

Temecula Heart WalkThis year’s Temecula Valley Heart Walk drew a large crowd of 1,200 participants and lots of support from SJVC students, staff and faculty. The 5k walk is an annual event held this year at Lake Skinner to bring awareness about heart disease to the public and raise funds for research and medical services.

CAMA and Respiratory Therapy students, Rosa Virella, Kevin Suyoto, Sarah Bowers, Sabrina Hernandez-Robles, Bonnie Rodriguez, Lisa Maria, Sonmany Sulit and Ana Rosa Tejeda, along with CAMA instructor Miss Sutter and Coordinator of Student Activities, John Hall volunteered from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM at SJVC’s booth, providing health screenings to registered walkers and the those there to cheer them on. “The students did excellent and put their best foot forward in helping participants get their screenings,” says John Hall. “Some participants had their blood pressure taken both before and after walking to measure the difference,” says Hall.

The event was a huge success, raising $77,834. This is the 2nd year SJVC students have participated in the Temecula Valley Heart Walk. “This was a great opportunity for our students to practice their skills and network with other professionals in their industry,” says Hall.





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