Join the 2017 Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association.
The 2017 Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at the Rotary Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin. Registration is at 7:30 am and the opening ceremony and walk begin at 8:30 am.
Blain’s Farm & Fleet is a proud supporter of the Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk. In 1993, co-Founder of Blain’s Farm and Fleet, Bert Blain and his daughter Jane Blain Gilbertson were asked to co-chair the first Heart Walk in Janesville. Sadly, Bert passed away just days before, bringing the reason for the Heart Walk even more meaningful to those who knew him.
“After my dad passed, it was important to go on with the first walk as planned, as hard as it may have been,” says Jane Blain Gilbertson, now President and CEO of Blain’s Farm and Fleet. “But, it’s an honor to share our family’s story and spread the awareness and importance of the fight against heart disease.”
The following year the Heart Walk was named in honor of Bert, the second of only two Heart Walks named after an individual.
Blain’s Farm & Fleet is in the top 25 local company teams, nationally ranked, raising $262, 579 from Fall 2015 through Spring 2016. For the 2016 walk, Blain’s Farm & Fleet was the top company and had the top three walkers in terms of donations raised for the heart walk.
You can register online at www.rockcountyheartwalk.org.