Join the American Heart Association's Heart Walk on Sept. 15

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from the number one and number five causes of death in the United States: heart disease and stroke.

Kent State University faculty, staff, students, friends, family and community members are invited to join Team Kent State on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. for the Akron Heart Walk at the University of Akron Stile Athletics Field House, 384 Carroll St., in Akron.

Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that is fun and rewarding for the whole family. It is a simple way to do your part in combating these diseases that so many experience.  All funds raised by Kent State walkers will support life-saving efforts, such as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching populations at risk. Together, we can make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone.

Special Offer from Employee Wellness

The first 30 Kent State employees (family members or friends) who join Team Kent State-faculty/staff walkers or create their own Kent State Heart Walk team AND donate $25 will be guaranteed a specially ordered TEAM KENT STATE - Heart Walk Hero T-shirt. Registration and donation must take place by Friday, Aug. 17.

 A Fun Day for All and Move for a Cause Points

  • Enjoy pre-walk festivities at the Healthy for Good Festival beginning at 8:30 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m. Choose from a leisurely one- or three-mile walk that is suitable and enjoyable for the entire family. All outdoor activities are pet-friendly as well.
  • For those participating in the Wellness Your Way rewards program, attending the walk is worth 10 Move for a Cause points toward Tier 2. Make sure to sign in at the Kent State Employee Wellness table on the day of the event so we can award your points. 

Not able to make the walk but still want to support Kent State's Heart Walk efforts? That is not a problem, and we appreciate your support! You can easily support this great cause by donating to the team or sponsoring one of the walkers. To learn how to create/join a team or donate to the cause, click here.

To learn more, register or donate, visit www.kent.edu/hr/benefits/heart-walk-2018. If you have questions, contact Deanna Duffy at 330-672-0391 or wellness@kent.edu.

POSTED: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:09am