Lane HERO Club supports American Heart Association _lowres

Photo provided by Delores Sutton -- On behalf of the American Heart Association, Julianne Caperton, 8, front and center, multiple heart surgery survivor from Zachary, accepted a check for $2,500 from Lane Regional Medical Center's Hospital Employees Reaching Out or HERO Club on Feb. 26. Not shown is Jody Dake, of the Americana Heart Association, and Jonathan and Julia Caperton, Julianne's parents.

Members of Lane Regional Medical Center’s HERO Club — Hospital Employees Reaching Out — presented a check for $2,500 to the American Heart Association on Feb. 26.

Julianne Caperton, 8, of Zachary, accepted the donation from the HERO Club on behalf of the American Heart Association.

Julianne, the daughter of Jonathan and Jessica Caperton, suffers from hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has had multiple heart surgeries as a result. She and her family are involved with the AHA’s annual Heart Walk, a news release said.

More than 250 employees contribute to the HERO Club to raise funds for local organizations, including the AHA, American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen.

Additionally, the club is the employee giving and fundraising arm of the LaneRMC Foundation, which supports projects at Lane, such as providing cancer treatments at the Radiation Oncology Center and helping employees in times of need because of catastrophic life events through the Employee Benevolence Fund.

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