MADERA COUNTY, CA – The Tesoro Viejo team raised $8,552 for the American Heart Association, receiving the top team fundraising company award at this year’s Central Valley Heart and Stroke Walk Digital Experience. The Tesoro Viejo team participated in the virtual event Saturday, October 17, which raised a total of $131,217. Tesoro Viejo has hosted Central Valley’s Heart and Stroke Walk since 2016, which has raised more than $1.3 million since its move to Tesoro Viejo.
“We are pleased to once again support the American Heart Association and commend the efforts of our team, trades, vendors and neighbors who contributed to the success of this digital event during these unique times,” said Brent McCaffrey, president of Tesoro Viejo Development.
The Central Valley Heart and Stroke Walk Digital Experience benefits the American Heart Association and supports research to find better ways to treat, beat and prevent cardiovascular diseases, including stroke. The American Heart Association also provides educational health resources, CPR training and other programs to the local region.
“We are grateful to Tesoro Viejo for their ongoing support of the Central Valley Heart and Stroke Walk,” said Kim Bordagaray, Executive Director American Heart Association – Central Valley. “We raised our heart rates on their 2-mile Heart and Stroke Walk training route and their team raised critically needed funds to enable the American Heart Association to continue our mission-critical work in these challenging times. To date, Team Tesoro Viejo has raised over $50,000 to champion healthier hearts and minds in the Central Valley.”
Designed as a walkable community, Tesoro Viejo’s extensive trail system allows for residents to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The diverse scenic trail system will provide miles of walking, running, and biking opportunities. Residents will also have access to the San Joaquin River connected by a trail system, allowing for residents to enjoy recreational activities.
According to the American Heart Association, walking is the simplest positive change individuals can make to effectively improve their heart health because it’s economical, easy and has the lowest dropout rate of any exercise. Research has shown walking is the single most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health. The benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for as little as 30 minutes each day can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke – the number 1 and number 5 killers of Americans, respectively.
Last year, it was announced that the Central Valley American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk will be hosted by Tesoro Viejo through 2025.
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About Tesoro Viejo
The community of Tesoro Viejo is a partnership between The McCaffrey Group and Lyles Diversified, two trusted local family companies with deep roots in California’s Central Valley. Together, they are crafting a 21st century community that is grounded in local heritage and tradition, energized by modern neighborhood design principles, and poised to grow and evolve gradually over time. For more information, visit www.tesoroviejo.com.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with the local division via heart.org/CentralValley, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.