Delta Dental of Washington walks with the American Heart Association

October 12, 2023

Seattle, WA, October 12, 2023 – Delta Dental of Washington proudly announces its participation in the upcoming American Heart Association's Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, a remarkable event dedicated to raising funds for heart and stroke research. Marking a milestone in our commitment to the community, we are excited to share that our CEO, Mark Mitchke, has been appointed as the Chairperson of this year's walk, marking the second time he has taken on this role. 

Scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2023, the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk promises to be a day filled with hope, resilience, and the collective power of 70 enthusiastic Delta Dental of Washington team members, who have joined together across all three of our office locations to raise more than $40,000.   

We are not done yet, either. There is still time for individuals and organizations to contribute and help us reach our fundraising goals. 

Mark Mitchke, CEO of Delta Dental of Washington, expressed his enthusiasm for this meaningful event, saying, "Our participation in the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our community. This includes heart health, brain health, and oral health, which are all connected.” 

The American Heart Association's Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk is an opportunity for individuals and businesses alike to come together, supporting groundbreaking research and educational programs aimed at preventing and treating heart disease and stroke. The event offers a meaningful way to show solidarity with those affected by these life-altering conditions. 

"We invite everyone to join us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by heart disease and stroke," said Diane Oakes, Delta Dental of Washington’s Chief Mission Officer. "Every step we take and every dollar we raise brings us closer to a healthier, stronger, happier community." 

To learn more about the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk and to donate to Delta Dental of Washington's team, please visit our team page here

About Delta Dental of Washington: Delta Dental of Washington is a leading dental benefits provider serving over 3 million people in Washington state. As a not-for-profit benefits company, we are committed to improving oral and overall health and are dedicated to supporting the communities we serve through various initiatives, including our involvement in events like the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk and the support of Arcora Foundation