Caballero to chair local Heart Walk

Caballero to chair local Heart Walk

Staff report

Union Bank Regional Manager Vince Caballero will chair the American Heart Association’s Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk/Run.

Union Bank Regional Manager Vince  Caballero will chair the American Heart Association’s Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk/Run for the second consecutive year.

In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the American Heart Association’s “Healthy Living” initiative with a key focus on bringing new leadership and company involvement to the Heart & Stroke Walk in September.  Last year, he was able to bring Union Bank aboard as the first Heart Walk Presenting Sponsor in Santa Barbara.

Caballero joined Union Bank in 2010 as a regional manager in the San Fernando Valley region and has nearly 30 years of financial services experience.  He is passionate about the work of the American Heart Association because his mother is a heart disease survivor.

The Heart & Stroke Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Boulevard in Santa Barbara. The 5K walk and non-competitive run encourages healthy eating habits while raising funds to support the AHA’s research and education efforts to fight heart disease and stroke – the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

Before the walk, participants are encouraged to explore the expo area including the Kids Zone, educational and sponsor booths, heart-healthy food, music, and a Dog Zone, sponsored by Loose Pooch Dog Club (doggie accessories, treats and a water station will be provided).

Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of more than 831,000 U.S. men, women and children every year. Heart Walks bring the community together to raise awareness and much-needed funds to fight these diseases.

For more information on the Heart & Stroke Walk, visit www.sbheartwalk.com.