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American Heart Association volunteers honored

June 4, 2003

Albany -- Volunteers who help run the Dougherty County American Heart Association were honored Wednesday. Mary Bickerstaff of the Albany Herald was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the Heart Association.

 Heart disease is the number one killer in Georgia. Volunteers were the key to the Dougherty County chapter raising 160 thousand dollars this year to help fight heart disease.

Peter Townsley, who is on the Georgia State Board of the American Heart Association said " The Heart Association has influenced a lot of change in medicine and science, because a lot of money has been raised and the money has been put to good use. So people have benefited from it."

 Regina Jennings of Albany State University was named the new President of the Dougherty County Board of the American Heart Association.

posted at 3:18 by jimw@walb.com

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