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2014 Bergen Passaic Heart Walk

Cardiologist Benita Burke, M.D., Medical Director of Valley Medical Group’s Heart Care for Women practice, was named the Chair of the 2014 Bergen Passaic Heart Walk, which took place on Sunday, June 8, at Van Saun Park in Paramus.

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s signature fundraising event. It is a community celebration that encourages people to get active while raising funds to support the mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

AHA Awards Benita Burke

Cardiologist Benita Burke, M.D., Medical Director of Valley Medical Group’s Heart Care for Women practice, has been named the Chair of the 2014 Bergen Passaic Heart Walk. In addition, Valley’s Heart Care for Women practice was recognized with three awards for participation in last year’s Heart Walk. The announcements were made at an awards celebration and kick-off breakfast. Shown seated (from left to right) are: Parminder Savalia, Health Education Supervisor, Community Health and Community Benefit; Pamela Pate, administrative assistant, The Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, who was named a top Fundraising Walker; Pat Delaney, Director of Cardiac Outreach, The Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, with the award for Lifestyle Change Sponsor; Dr. Burke; Ashley Allison, administrative assistant, The Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, with the award for top Fundraising Team; and Mary Collins, Cardiac Surgery APN Supervisor.

“I was pleased to be part of this important event,” Dr. Burke said. “Partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) seemed like a natural fit, as both the AHA and Heart Care for Women share the same passion: to empower women to take control of their heart health to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease.”

Valley has been a longstanding supporter and participant in the annual Heart Walk and received three recognition awards for participation in last year’s Meadowland’s Heart Walk. Valley’s Center for Women’s Heart Health (now part of Heart Care for Women) was named the top Fundraising Team; Pamela Pate, administrative assistant, The Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, was named a Fundraising Walker; and the Center for Heart Health (now Heart Care for Women) received the Lifestyle Change Sponsor Award.

 
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