Most Impactful Community Fundraising Event
Suridis Family - Walk for Dinah
This award honors an individual or group making a unique and impactful effort to raising funds and stroke awareness in their community.
Siblings Jimmy, Alicia, Gregory and Annette, lost their mom to a stroke on March 17, 1998. Their mom, Dinah was 66 years old and a picture of health, and her death was devastating for the entire family. In her honor and to raise awareness about stroke, they held their first fundraising walk that year.
Now in its 18th year, the event has grown through the support of family, friends and their community. What started out as a small event with homemade signs, has grown into a strong event that now includes t-shirts, flyers and banners. Without a corporate sponsor, the event has raised $275,000 to date. Through this annual event, their stroke awareness continues and the memory of their mom lives on.