Last evening, I took some time to volunteer with @american_heart at @wyndhamgrandpgh for their Heart of a Champion. @bobpompeani and @charliebatch16 emcee'd, and what you see in the short video is the end of the action, the final bid for 'Open Your Heart'. Every person who bid received a terrible towel from the American Heart Association to say Thank You and then waved them in the air once the bidding was over.
Can you see how many people in this room bid!?! The money raised goes to help progams like their mobile kitchen, Chef Claudy Pierre from @eminentempire is demonstrating one of the menu items for all to taste.
The AHA has identified food deserts within the reigion that they will send this truck into to teach the residents how to prepare a heart healthy meal. They showed a touching video clip that interviewed a mom of an 8 year old and a wife of a gentleman who had health problems.
With these preventative measures, the husband and wife was able to reduce their medications, lose weight, and she now educates her family and friends about healthy cooking. The mom was able to witness her daughter help read the lables on packaging and helps her mom (without being asked!) with meal planning.
There was also an amazing artist, @codysabolart who painted 2 amazing pieces on site that were later auctioned live. I could go on, but all in all I am grateful to Desiree Wienand for allowing me to be a small part in this HUGE event benefiting our local communities in Allegheny County.
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