February is American Heart Month and Amber Bedgood is raising awareness about the American Heart Association’s 2019 Central Louisiana Heart Walk coming up on March 9 in Alexandria. Bedgood and her team, the Cardiac Crusaders, raised over $1,200 dollars last year for the American Heart Association. This year they are trying to do it again.
Amber has gathered her friends and family to participate in the Cenla Heart Walk every year since her first heart ablation. At 30-years-old Amber has had three cardiac ablations in the last few years along with a linq monitor placed in her chest.
In 2007 she was diagnosed with SVT. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is an abnormally fast heart rhythm arising from improper electrical activity in the upper part of the heart. Amber’s heart also creates etopic beats which keeps her heart irregular. Heart disease also runs in her family.
Amber is asking for community support. People can make a donations under the team’s page (SEE LINK BELOW) with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the AHA. Businesses can also join the crusade by making donations or donating items to be raffled off during the month of February. For more information call Amber at 318-663-3845.
Donation Mailing Address
American Heart Association/Team Cardiac Crusaders
ATTN: Central LA Heart Walk
4501 Jackson Street Ext.
Ste C, PMB 335
Alexandria, LA 71303