Raylene Rowe, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s lead of patient financial services, was one of two people recently honored by the American Heart Association with a Big Heart Award for her volunteer work. The etched glass heart is annually awarded to someone who displays a deep commitment to helping educate and eradicate heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of all Americans and heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Rowe, a 7-year employee of Fresno Heart & Surgical, worked as a team captain for the 2010 Heart Walk, recruiting walkers and keeping them motivated. Her team was among the top fundraisers this year.