Written by Phil Cerroni
By Amanda Casanova
Dr. Mark Anderson and other Healthcare Associates of Irving employees presented a check for nearly $4,000 to the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation on Dec. 20.
The money was raised in September as part of the 2nd Annual Hogs and Hearts Rally. The funds, which total $3,950, will be used for the foundation, which funds scholarships and internships for students.
“It’s pretty much double what we did last year,” Dr. Anderson said.
Also part of the fundraising, staff competed against teams to bring in diapers, Dr. Anderson said at a presentation at the Healthcare Associates of Irving.
“It filled that whole wall out there,” he said.
The Hogs and Hearts Rally also collected more than 40,500 diapers for Our Children’s House of Irving, a specialized program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years with moderate to severe medical needs.
The September rally included food, raffles, motorcycles, games and children’s events.