Our kids represent the greatest hope for a healthy future, and one of our greatest areas of need. Open Your Heart is an opportunity in the Go Red for Women Luncheon where you can make a donation to help our children and future generations.
Over 36,000 babies born every year with a heart defect. More than 9 million kids overweight. 1 in every 4,000 infants has a stroke. These stats drive both our sense of urgency and our hope. With your help we can change these statistics.
A donation to Open Your Heart at the event will directly fund the programs and research to make our kids' healthy future a reality. Please give as your heart guides you at the event or online.
Click here to download a Open Your Heart Donation form to submit through mail.
Open Your Heart Commitment Form.pdf
2017 Open Your Heart Chair
Ms. Amy Mearkle, Marketing Director
DelGrosso's Amusement Park & Marianna's Fundraisers
Amy Mearkle believes in the saying “you make a living by what you get, and you make a life by what you give.” Her success can be accredited to a hard work ethic that she says was instilled in her at a young age growing up on her family’s dairy farm.
Amy graduated from Elizabethtown College, in 1998, with a degree in communications.
Before joining the DelGrosso Family of Companies in November of 2011, Mearkle worked as the Morning/Noon Anchor for WTAJ-TV.
Amy has a love for public service. She is active in a number of non-profit organizations including the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, American Cancer Society, and Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, United Way of Blair County and the Greater Altoona Career and Technology School.
In her spare time Amy graciously volunteers as a mistress of Ceremonies for numerous events around the region. She resides in Hollidaysburg and enjoys golfing, traveling with friends and spending time with her beloved Chocolate Lab named Duke.