Omnitrans supports Heart and Lung Walks

Omnitrans employees Nicole Ramos and Tembi Morales volunteer in a fundraiser to benefit the Inland Empire Heart Walk and the Fight for Air Walk.

This year several Omnitrans employees are literally talking steps to make a difference in  people’s lives by supporting two great causes: The Inland Empire Heart Walk and the Fight for Air Walk.

“This is my sixth year participating in the Fight for Air Walk,” said Omnitrans Community Outreach Specialist, Nicole Ramos. “Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer death in the U.S., killing more than 400,000 each year. Those are staggering stats!  The money we raise goes, not only for lung cancer research, but also to help kids suffering from asthma and those battling chronic lung disease. My son has asthma, so it’s especially important to me. We’re walking to change lives.”

For employees like Administrative Secretary, Tembi Morales, making the walk holds personal significance. “I’m participating in the Heart Walk in honor of my Dad, Manuel Michael Morales who passed away due to heart failure in August 2005. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him. I miss him every day and wish that he was still here. The money I raise for the walk will go to the American Heart Association to assist them in their efforts to fight heart disease and raise awareness for taking care of your heart! I love you Dad!”

In addition to the two walks, several Omnitrans employees have participated in volunteer fundraisers for the Heart and Lung Associations, including holding a popcorn sale, taking paper heart donations and selling Red Dress pins. All proceeds from their activities are split 50/50 between the two organizations.

Omnitrans invites you to join us in showing your support for these two great causes by participating as a team member or donor. For more information, please visit the websites by clicking the links below.

The Inland Empire Heart Walk
The American Heart Association
October 13, 2012
Fairmont Park in Riverside

The Fight for Air Walk
The American Lung Association
November 3, 2012
Fairmont Park in Riverside

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