In mid-August, the Greater Nashville American Heart Association announced Neil de Crescenzo and Karey Witty as co-chairs of the 2019 Healthy for Good Heart Walk, which is set for Sept. 14, 2019 at Vanderbilt University's Capers Field. de Crescenzo has been at the helm of Change Healthcare since 2013 and Witty has served as COO of Envision Healthcare since 2017. As event co-chairs, the duo will oversee a volunteer team of business leaders from across Middle Tennessee as they work together to meet this year's fundraising goal of $2.14 million.
Funds raised from the Greater Nashville Heart Walk return to Tennessee to fund local research and educational programs. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, the American Heart Association was able to fund more than $16.6 million in active grants for research projects in the state thanks in part to events like the Heart Walk.