Welcome to 2003's
A look back at Team Darby in 2003 and the
events leading up to the that year's heart walk. 
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Supporting the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease and stroke ...

A message from Darby
Hi! My name is Darby and I am seven years old.  I was born with a congenital heart defect. When I was a baby, they had to operate on my heart and fix it. The doctor said that sometime when I get older, I would have to have another surgery. This makes me scared, but if we help raise money for the American Heart Association, maybe they will find new ways to fix hearts.

I have my own team called “Team Darby” for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. I am getting all my friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors to walk. I want to have the biggest team and try to raise lots of money. Come walk with me! Together we can raise money for other kids like me and other people with heart disease.

Will you walk for heart disease this year on Sunday, September 28, 2003?

Hope to see you at the walk!

  - Darby Andre

Berks County Heart Walk
Berks County American Heart Walk
Learn about the 2003 American Heart Walk in Berks County, PA.

Make a  Donation
Make an online donation to the American Heart Association in support of Team Darby.

Join our team
Come walk with us by registering here!

Team Stats
See who's walking with Team Darby and how much we've raised so far.


About Darby

Read about Darby's congenital heart defect, her surgery, and what she's up to today.

Darby's story >>

Team Darby in 2002
In 2002, Team Darby raised a grand total of $9,884.25 in donations for the American Heart Association. This is the highest dollar amount for any team in the history of the Berks County Heart  Walk.

Darby cutting the ribbon to start the
2002 Heart Walk

Darby was the Honorary Red Cap Chair Person for the 2002 Berks County Heart Walk.

Read more about Team Darby in 2002 >>

Team Darby News
October 2, 2003
Local volunteers get top awards
Click to read the article
Allentown newspaper The Morning Call published an article that Darby and Lehigh Valley Hospital registered nurse, Claranne Mathiesen, received awards from the Pennsylvania Delaware Affiliate of the American Heart Association.
September 28, 2003
The Big Day!!!
Click to see more Team Darby pictures from the 2003 Heart WalkToday Team Darby participated in the 2003 Berks County Heart Walk to support the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease and stroke.  Friends, family, and neighbors walked the three mile path from Arrow International to Gring's Mill and back.

More Team Darby at Heart Walk 2003 >>

September 25, 2003
A little girl with a lot of heart
Click to read the Boyertown Times articleThe Boyertown Area Times published an article highlighting Darby's efforts to raise money for the American Heart Association.

Read the Boyertown Area Times article >>

September 23, 2003
It's been a bit hectic lately, but we've finally gotten the pictures of Darby's Young Hearts Award and appearance on WEEU uploaded.
September 22, 2003
Less than a week!
With the Heart Walk only a few days away, Darby has been busy checking her email and chatting with friends and family about the big day.
September 18, 2003
Boyertown Times
Today's edition of The Boyertown Area Times featured an article on Wayne R. Weidner, chairman and CEO of National Penn Bank, Boyertown, as co-chair of the 2003 Berks County American Heart Walk, along with Darby's good friend from last year's walk and co-chair, Jim Catanach, customer support manager for Met-Ed/First Energy, Inc., Reading.  Also mentioned in the article as last year's American Heart Walk Honorary Red Cap Chair-Kid was Darby herself.  Darby is always fascinated to see her name printed in the newspaper, and her older sister, Devan, is usually a little envious, although she knows it's all for a great cause!
September 17, 2003
A Big "Team Darby" Thank You ...
to the generous gentleman who anonymously deposited $95.00 into the Team Darby Heart Walk collection jar at Andre Farms Country Market this week.  We appreciate your support!
September 14, 2003
Sunday Heart Sale
Darby raised money for the American Heart Association by selling paper hearts and GiggyBites Gourmet Dog Treats in person at Andre Farms Country Market.  So far, over 150 hearts have been purchased, filling an entire wall in the store!
September 13, 2003
Giggy Bites supports Team Darby
Giggy Bites Gourmet Dog Treats has generously offered a portion of their proceeds to support Team Darby in the Heart Walk!  Darby's dog, Jasmine, is just crazy about Giggy Bites Carrot Crisps!  Visit www.GiggyBites.com for a taste of dog treats made with real people food.
September 12, 2003
Young Hearts Award
Darby was awarded the American Heart Association's Young Hearts Award at its 2003 Volunteer Leadership Conference in State College, Pennsylvania.  More pictures >>
September 8, 2003
Darby promotes Heart Walk on WEEU radio
Darby was heard live on Berks County radio station WEEU 830 AM to promote the upcoming Heart Walk.  More pictures >>

Media Fusion TechnologiesSpecial thanks to our friends at Media Fusion Technologies for all of their generosity and continued support of Team Darby and the American Heart Association!

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