Monday, February 11, 2008

Sweat Together Get Together

On short notice an invitation was sent out to come join Team Strong Heart for an indoor ride from 7 to 11PM this past Friday night (2/8) at Trailhead Cycling in Champlin. It turned out to be a fun night and a great turnout with many people coming out to ride, socialize, and enjoy a little happy hour to boot!

Thanks to each of you that came out in support of Team Strong Heart! It was great to see all of you.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Medtronic is back for 2008!

Medtronic is back sponsoring the Team Strong Heart mission for the second year in a row! Medtronic's mission statement is not only one of the truly great missions but it is embraced and put into action by the company and all it's employees.

The Medtronic Mission
  • To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

  • To direct our growth in the areas of biomedical engineering where we display maximum strength and ability; to gather people and facilities that tend to augment these areas; to continuously build on these areas through education and knowledge assimilation; to avoid participation in areas where we cannot make unique and worthy contributions.

  • To strive without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in our products; to be the unsurpassed standard of comparison and to be recognized as a company of dedication, honesty, integrity, and service.

  • To make a fair profit on current operations to meet our obligations, sustain our growth, and reach our goals.

  • To recognize the personal worth of employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and means to share in the company's success.

  • To maintain good citizenship as a company.

IATP joins the TSH mission!

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, IATP, has agreed to come on board with Team Strong Heart for the 2008 Race Across America.

The IATP is the parent organizer of Peace Coffee and is extremely excited to support the team and solo efforts this year by including Team Strong Heart in their organization newsletter that goes out to approximately 5000 people across the globe.

Founded in 1986 by Mark Ritchie, a trade policy analyst working for the state of Minnesota, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy. For a complete history of the IATP and more information regarding their mission, please visit,

Team Strong Heart is pleased to welcome the IATP, Peace Coffee and all other new and returning sponsors for the 2008 Race Across America.