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Card of thanks

By Staff | Mar 9, 2016

To the editor:

We were blown away! This year’s Sanibel Captiva Heart Walk was our best ever!

Together, we raised more than twice as much as in 2015-almost $37,000- thanks to you. The turnout by the community was overwhelming.

We had more than three times as many walkers as last year. From the bottom of our hearts, “Thank you!”

We want to thank all our sponsors, with a special nod to our two Platinum Sponsors, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Il Cielo, our local My Heart. My Life. Sponsor Lee Memorial Health System and our Gold Sponsor, Chuck Bergstrom/Beach Piez, Silver and Bronze Sponsors included Sanibel Captiva Kiwanis, Shell Point Retirement Community, System Dynamics Inc., Stillwell Enterprises, John R. Wood Properties, Neuropsychiatric Research Center of SW Florida, Mandy & Steve Greenstein, US Trust/Bank of America, Suncatcher’s Dream, Billy’s Bike Shop, Bank of the Islands, Mark & Teresa Baker, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Homewatch Property Service LLC, Alpha Home Care, Dunavant Medical Group, Connected Counsellor LLC, Soon Come Landscape and Dan Hahn Custom Homes.

We owe special thanks to all those who provided in kind and logistics support, including Bailey’s/Richard Johnson and Marty Harrity/Doc Ford’s.

South Seas Island Resort was invaluable in providing equipment and logistics and Dan Confrey once again provided musical entertainment. Additional support came from Steve Brown, John Naumann & Associates, Evans Entertainment, Chuck Bergstrom , Sandy Teger, the Sanibel Recreation Department, Sanibel Wellness, the Boy Scouts and Big Red Q Quickprint/ Barry Gordon.

Generous donations for the Silent Auction were provided by Lily & Co., South Seas Island Resort, the Dunes, Captiva Cruises, Island Inn/Chris Davison, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Chuck Bergstrom/ Beach Piez, Danny Morgan, the Corner Grille, ReMAX of the Islands, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Dave Waks, Congress Jewelers, the Sanibel Sprout, Bleu Rendez Vous Bistro, Trader Rick’s, Laura Ball, Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream& Beach Floor & Dcor.

We thank the doctors of LMHS, especially Drs. Paul DiGiorgi, Eric Eason and Brian Hummel for joining us.

Many thanks to all the hard working volunteers, including the Kiwanians who directed parking and to the City of Sanibel for all your support.

Anyone we missed, we thank you!

The funds raised through this event support the education, research and services of the American Heart Association whose mission is for all of us to have healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.

Please plan on joining us again next year for our fourth annual event which will take place on the afternoon of January 29, 2017. We expect an even bigger and better event because of the wonderful people who support us.

Additional details will be announced later in the year.

Sandy Teger/Chuck Bergstrom

The Sanibel/Captiva Heart Walk Organizing Committee