WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The 6th annual Chip’N Away @ Heart Disease Cardiac Car Show kicked off Saturday morning.
Cynthia Malone is the Co-Founder of the Chip’N Away @ Heart Disease organization.
“It not only is it the number one killer, but we know that over 600,000 Americans die annually with heart disease,” Malone said.
Her late husband Chip started the organization after he got a heart transplant.
“We wouldn’t have something like that happen and not give back to the community and raise awareness about the number one killer of America, heart disease,” she said.
Malone said her husband wanted to educate the community about heart disease and she supported him every step of the way.
“We decided to work together, go into high schools, to nursing schools and tell the stories so that we could help other people,” Malone said.
Chip died in 2015, but Malone is still carrying on his legacy, through the annual cardiac car show.
Lynne Watts said Chip was a good man and that’s why she’s registered her car in the show every year since it started.
“He was always involved in everything and he was a terrific basketball coach at Warner Robins High School and he just did a lot for the community,” Watts said.
Jamaal Garman said the car show was Chip’s dream.
“You know we want to make sure his dream is always living on each day and each year, so being able to do this and watch it grow each year and year is a great thing. It’s a beautiful thing,” Garman said.
Malone said her husband loved educating the community.
“His passion was fueled by the desire for no one to have to go through, what we went through,” she said.
A man driven by passion to keep everyone else healthy, and his wife carries on that legacy every day.