Minnesota Rubber & Plastics (MRP) recently announced it has pledged $150,000 to the American Heart Association’s fundraising campaign, the Twin Cities Heart Walk.
The pledge is a three-year commitment toward the annual fundraiser. The next Twin Cities Heart Walk will be held on May 16, bringing together more than 20,000 walkers at Target Field in Minneapolis. The walk consists of a fitness festival featuring activities to get attendees active while also paying tribute to their friends and family who have been affected by heart disease and stroke.
“The Heart Walk is a special event for the American Heart Association. Now moving into its 26th year, the walk raises critical funds for research and lifesaving programs dedicated to heart health and stroke prevention,” said Krista Moffett, vice president of the Twin Cities Heart Walk, in a news release. “We are thrilled to have MRP’s leadership and commitment to saving lives and changing lives. We are confident that MRP’s significant financial investment will help us raise more funds than ever before as we work toward a healthier community.”
“It’s an honor to be a part of this great event, which has made a tremendous impact in raising support and awareness in the community for the past 25 years,” added Jay Ward, CEO of the Minneapolis-based company. “Minnesota Rubber & Plastics is proud to continue working with the American Heart Association in its mission of fighting heart disease and stroke as both a supplier of critical plastic and elastomer parts in cardiovascular care as well as now a key donor.”
MRP’s medical business supports many cardiovascular-related products and applications with high-performance silicone, rubber and thermoplastic components. MRP also offers product design, engineering and advanced materials science solutions.
MRP investor KKR is a strong advocate of the partnership and the company’s commitment to supporting those in need.
“This partnership marks another milestone in KKR’s effort to align our U.S. industrial portfolio companies with not-for-profit partners who benefit from that company’s technology and share in a mission of improving the quality of life for others,” said Pete Stavros, Minnesota Rubber & Plastics board member and KKR co-head of Americas Private Equity.