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Chrysler Capital associates participate in Dallas Heart Walk

Last Saturday, nearly 70,000 walkers lined up to march through the streets of downtown Dallas on a three-mile hike. What kind of event could cause such a ruckus? The Dallas Heart Walk, of course – and as part of Santander Consumer USA (SC), Chrysler Capital associates were right in the middle of it all.

Preparing to kick-off the three-mile walk
Photo by David Jaramillo

Touted as the largest Heart Walk in the country, the 2014 Dallas goal was $5.5 million. Current standings reflect over $5.2 million collected with donations still being collected.

Associates from five SC locations participated this year with an overall goal of $32,500. The Denver team participated in the Denver Heart Walk earlier this year when they rallied in June. The remaining four locations, Dallas-Stemmons, Thanksgiving Tower, Lewisville and North Richland Hills, were represented at the Dallas Heart Walk.

When all is said and done, SC will have nearly doubled its goal.

“The unofficial total at this time is $48,114.19,” said Kate Gatlin, Corporate Communication Specialist. “That does not include some money that has been turned in at Thanksgiving Tower so we are probably closer to $50,000. I think that it is safe to say that we have far exceeded our goal.”

But those are just the Dallas numbers. Add to that the $9,000 raised by the Denver office and total SC fundraising for the event will be nearly $60,000.

Creativity was key in the fundraising events this year. Rather than simply relying on donations from family and friends, associates rolled up their sleeves and pitched in:

Big smiles at the tomatillo toss

In the end, it was a great day for a long walk with thousands of new friends, all in support of a worthy cause.

With plans already in the works to beat this year’s collection efforts, 2015 looks to be off to a hearty start.

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