KAHULUI - The American Heart Association's 2012 Maui Heart Walk exceeded its fundraising goal, raising more than $90,000 for the fight against heart disease and stroke.
The 3.1-mile walk March 24 drew more than 625 participants, attracting several new sponsors and company teams.
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. has raised the most money to date, contributing $13,661. This year's top walker was J.D. Lloy, who has raised more than $4,120.
The American Heart Association also announced that Alvin Imada, senior vice president and Neighbor Island regional manager of Central Pacific Bank, will be the chairman of the 2012 Maui Heart Walk. In addition, Central Pacific Bank will be the presenting sponsor.
"We are committed to encouraging physical activity among Maui County residents and increasing their passion for supporting the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association," Imada said.
Local sponsors of the Maui Heart Walk include Kaiser Permanente, Maui Electric Co., Hawai'i USA Federal Credit Union, Kilakila Employer Services, Maui Oil, Wailea Community Association, HC&S, Mina Pharmacy and Dorvin D. Leis Inc.
To make a donation or for more information, visit www.mauiheartwalk.org.