American Heart Association
2006 marked the first year of Lastar's participation in the America Heart Association's Greater Dayton Heart Walk, with Lastar CEO Mike Shane serving as the chairperson for the Walk. In 2007, Mike Shane was again the local chairperson for the event. This 5k run/walk is a fundraiser for Dayton's local chapter and Lastar has many participants who help each year, and hundreds of financial contributors. Funds from the run/walk go toward the research and development of new treatments for heart disease that are less invasive and can improve quality of life for patients affected by heart disease.