Welcome to
Team Darby 2004

Here's a look back at Team Darby in 2004 and the
events leading up to the that year's heart walk.
Click here for current Team Darby news

Team Darby supports the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease and stroke.
A message from Darby ...
Hi! My name is Darby and I am eight years old.  I was born with a congenital heart defect. When I was a baby, they had to operate on my heart and fix it. The doctor said that sometime when I get older, I would have to have another surgery. This makes me scared, but if we help raise money for the American Heart Association, maybe they will find new ways to fix hearts.

I have my own team called “Team Darby” for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. I am getting all my friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors to walk. I want to have the biggest team and try to raise lots of money. Come walk with me! Together we can raise money for other kids like me and other people with heart disease.

Will you walk for heart disease this year on Sunday, September 26, 2004?

Hope to see you at the walk!

  - Darby Andre


About Darby

Read about Darby's congenital heart defect, her surgery, and what she's up to today.

Darby's story >>

2003 Heart Walk

September 28, 2003

Click to see more Team Darby pictures from the 2003 Heart WalkTeam Darby participated in the 2003 Berks County Heart Walk to support the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease and stroke.  Darby and friends, family, and neighbors walked the three mile path from Arrow International to Gring's Mill.

Pictures from Heart Walk 2003
Team Darby 2003 News Page


2003 Heart Walk Results

Raised over $95,000

Top 2003 Company Team
St. Joseph Medical Center ... $8,541

Top 2003 Friends and Family Team
Team Darby ... $6,528

Top 2003 Walker
Darby Andre ... $2,175


Team Darby News

September 26, 2004

The 2004 Heart Walk

Team Darby participated in the 2004 Berks County Heart Walk to support the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease and stroke.  Fifty-five friends, family members, and neighbors walked the three-mile path from Arrow International to Gring's Mill and back.

Pictures from the Heart Walk ...

September 18, 2004

The Heart of a Coffee Shop

Click here to read more about their day at Max Crema'sDarby collected donations at Max Crema's Fall Open House as remnants of Hurricane Ivan passed through the area.  Read more about the event ...

September 13, 2004

Darby On the Air

Darby was live with Jo Painter September 13 on Berks County radio station, WEEU 830 AM, to promote the September 26 Heart Walk. 

During the show, Jo asked Darby her secret to getting people to support the American Heart Association with their donations.  "I just ask them!" was Darby's answer.

Darby was on the air with her mom, Kelly, and friend, Carolyn Shultz, AHA Corporate Events Director.


September 11, 2004

September 11 Heart Sale

Thanks to all the generous customers of Andre Farms Country Meat Market for their support of Team Darby and the American Heart Association!  Darby will be at Andre Farms again on September 25 for another heart sale.  Please stop by and donate $1 for a heart with your name on it!

September 11, 2004

Jayne Relaford Brown at Max Crema's

Local poet Jayne Relaford Brown will be at Max Crema's Fall Open House September 18 with a poetry reading and book signing 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for her new collection of poetry "My First Real Tree."  We're happy to announce that Jayne has kindly offered to donate part of the book sale proceeds to sponsor Team Darby!

September 3, 2004

Max Crema's Fall Open House

Darby will be at the Fall Open House of Max Crema’s Espresso & Coffee Bar on Rt. 12 (Pricetown Rd.) September 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Donate at least $1 and put your name on a heart ... help us fill the store with hearts!

September 3, 2004

See Dave.  See Dave's Hat.

Dave is Darby's friend.  Dave is also raising money for the Heart Walk.  If Dave gets enough donations and meets his goal, Dave will wear this hat at the Heart Walk. Go Dave!!!


August 24, 2004

Tune in to "Radio Darby"

Darby will be live with Jo Painter 3:30-4:00 pm September 13 on Berks County radio station, WEEU 830 AM, to promote the upcoming Heart Walk.

July 15, 2004

Heart Walk Kick-Off

Click for a larger picture of Darby and DevanDarby attended the 2004 Heart Walk Kick-Off meeting at Boscov's East.  Darby and her sister, Devan, spoke to the Team Captain, Top Walker, and Sponsor attendees about their fund-raising efforts and the techniques they used in last year's heart walk.

July 11, 2004

Soccer Camp

Click for larger pictureDarby is getting ready for a week of Soccer Camp at Kutztown University.  She's excited to go and can't wait to work on her goal-keeping skills.

It's mid-July and almost a year since the last heart walk and soon time to start getting ready for this year's walk.

Support Team Darby
Make a Donation
Make an online donation to the American Heart Association in support of Team Darby.

Join our team
Come walk with us by registering here!

See our progress
Check out Team Darby's progress toward our goal for this year's heart walk.

September 18, 10am-noon
Darby's Heart Sale at Max Crema’s Espresso & Coffee Bar.
September 25
Team Darby Heart Sale at Andre Farms

September 26, 2004

Berks County
Heart Walk

Presented by The Reading Hospital & Medical Center and Sovereign Bank
Arrow International

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Warm-up Session, Announcements,
and Walk

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Light refreshments will be provided during and after the walk.


Our thanks to these organizations for their support of Team Darby!

Andre Farms
2638 W. Philadelphia Ave. (Rt. 73)
Oley, PA

Dan's Deli
1371 W Philadelphia Ave.
Boyertown, PA
(610) 367-8681 

Entech Engineering
Reading, PA

Gerhart, Hartman & Ritner, Ltd.
Boyertown, PA

Gateway Ticketing Systems
Boyertown, PA

Impact Artist Promotions
Gilbertsville, PA

Kern's Ace Hardware
Honeybrook, PA

Levengood's Lawnscaping
Fleetwood, PA

Max Crema’s Espresso & Coffee Bar
Fleetwood, PA

Media Fusion Technologies
Boyertown, PA

Scot Guldin, FIC
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Kutztown, PA

Straub Roofing & Concrete
Fleetwood, PA

Trupp's Garage
50 N. 6th St.
Reading, PA


Media Fusion TechnologiesSpecial thanks to our friends at Media Fusion Technologies for all of their generosity and continued support of Team Darby and the American Heart Association!

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