Sakata Seed America Helps Raise Funds for American Heart Association
During October, as part of its Sakata Gives Corporate Giving Program, Sakata Seed America participated in two walks, including a special Sakata coordinated campus walk, to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.
On Oct. 20, Sakata Seed America staff, friends and family joined the annual American Heart Association Central Coast Heart & Stroke Walk.
More than 275 Central Coast residents and visitors gathered participated in the annual 5K Heart Walk to raise funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke. The event which included 19 teams, including Team Sakata, raised over $44,000!
On Oct. 3, the Sakata staff stepped out at their own regional offices for a companywide Heart Walk staged at seven of their campuses throughout the United States, including major locations in Yuma, Arizona; Morgan Hill, Salinas, and Woodland, California; Ft. Myers, Florida; and Mt. Vernon and Burlington, Washington.
A first for Sakata and the American Heart Association, Sakata’s coordinated campus walk was the “heartchild” of Jamie Kitz, program manager for Sakata Gives. Kitz states, “Partnering with strong community-minded organizations like the American Heart Association speaks to the essence of the Sakata Gives. We love engaging in our communities through activities that contribute to the betterment of both life and culture.”
Overall, approximately 110 Sakata employees participated in the two walks and raised over $4,900 for the cause.
For more information on the Heart & Stroke Walk visit www.centralcoastheartwalk.org