Attorney | Hill Ward Henderson
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3700 Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 227-8491 | hwhlaw.com
Jeanne T. Tate
Managing Partner | Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
418 W. Platt St. Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-3355 | floridaadoptionattorney.com
For attorneys Jeanne Tate and Bob Fulton, becoming involved with the American Heart Association was a natural fit after life-altering experiences with heart disease. Tate’s daughter, Mandi, had a heart attack and cardiac arrest at 8 years old and subsequently received a heart transplant at Atlanta’s Egleston Hospital, while Fulton, at age 20, received word on New Year’s Eve that his father had passed away from a massive heart attack. After participating with her firm for years, Tate created the Lawyers with Heart initiative four years ago to encourage more Tampa Bay-area law firms to participate in the Heart Walk. “It’s hard to think of a community, a family or a firm that hasn’t been affected by heart disease,” Tate says. “I just always felt there was more that could be done by lawyers in our community [for the AHA].” The group more than doubled their annual fundraising total between 2015 and 2017, with a goal this year of $130,000. “If we can change the outcomes so there aren’t as many 8-year-olds having heart attacks or 20-year-olds getting calls that their mom or dad had died,” Fulton says, “then I think we should be involved.”
See how other local leaders are supporting the American Heart Association here.