The Cucamonga Valley Medical Group team participated in the 2023 American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk at Rancho Jurupa Park in Riverside on March 25.
Eleven Participants Trek 3.1 Miles during 2023 Heart and Stroke Walk
The Cucamonga Valley Medical Group team recently put its figurative best foot forward to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
The CVMG team of 11 participants walked 3.1 miles together in the 2023 Heart and Stroke Walk held in collaboration with the American Hearth Association. The event was held March 25 at Rancho Jurupa Park in Riverside.
“The Heart and Stroke Walk was a great success, and we are proud of each and every one of our CVMG team members who participated,” said CVMG’s Yvette Oropeza. “Our team demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication. It was inspiring to see everyone, including our furry companions, taking part in such a meaningful event.”
“By supporting this amazing cause, we have made a real difference in the fight against heart disease and stroke,” added CVMG’s Priya Malli. “This event exemplified the values that we hold dear at CVMG — community involvement and compassion. Through participation in events such as this, we show that we are not just a company, but a community that cares about making a difference in the world.”
Cucamonga Valley Medical Group team members who participated in the Heart and Stroke Walk included: Yvonne Acosta-Gallo; Tom Erlandson; Yesenia Farias; Priya Malli; Yvette Oropeza; Suzanne Rickards; and Kristal Sanford. Additionally, several close family members and friends of the CVMG team walked.
“Being part of the Heart and Stroke Walk was an amazing experience,” CVMG’s Yesenia Farias said. “I was able to mingle with my coworkers and family members for a good cause. All that I can hope for is to get another chance to do it again and be able to raise money and awareness for a cause like this one.”
While the weather was pleasant for the event, the walk was impacted by a recent spell of wet weather. The CVMG team and other walkers adapted.
“What a great turnout, and wonderful weather on the morning of the walk, even if the 5k route was soggy from the recent rains,” said CVMG’s Tom Erlandson. “The course was shortened a fair amount due to flooding, but there were lots of people from many different companies who showed up to get their steps in and raise funds for the American Heart Association. I’m looking forward to next year.”