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Local Teen Nominated for American Heart Association's 2024 Teen of Impact

La Junta, February 2, 2024 – Samuel Tozzie, a 13-year-old resident of La Junta, has been nominated as a candidate for the American Heart Association's prestigious 2024 Teen of Impact award. This recognition comes as a result of Samuel's commitment to community service and his ambitious goal to raise $25,000 in support of the American Heart Association's mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.



As the youngest candidate in the state of Colorado and the sole representative from southern Colorado, Samuel stands out among the six teens competing in the region, which includes Colorado and New Mexico. His dedication to making a positive impact on the community has already set him apart.



The campaign, running from Friday, February 2, 2024, until Tuesday, April 5, 2024, aims to raise funds that will contribute to the American Heart Association's relentless efforts in promoting cardiovascular health and advancing research for heart-related issues.

"We are immensely proud of Samuel's commitment to community service and his desire to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by heart-related issues. His dedication to this cause is truly commendable," said Christina Tozzie, Samuel’s mom.


Samuel Tozzie invites the southern Colorado community to join him in supporting this worthy cause. Donations can be made directly through his fundraising page

www2.heart.org/goto/SammyRocket2024 or by texting TOZZIE to 41444. Every contribution brings us one step closer to achieving the shared goal of a world with longer, healthier lives.

For more information, please contact:

Christina Tozzie/Samuel Tozzie

720-244-7476

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