Still Time to Join TEAM KENT STATE for the Heart Walk – Sept. 15

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier 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 8:30-11 a.m. for the Akron Heart Walk at the University of Akron Stile Athletics Field House, located at 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. 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
Employees, students, family members or friends who join team KSU-Faculty/Staff Walkers or create their own Kent State Heart Walk team, and donate $25 will receive a specially ordered TEAM KENT STATE - Heart Walk Hero T-shirt, while supplies last. Registration and donation must take place by Thursday, Sept. 13.

 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 donate to 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. If you cannot make a donation but wish to walk as part of the team, we welcome you as well and ask you to register using the link below. We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 15!

To learn more, register or donate, visit our webpage at For more information, contact Deanna Duffy at 330-672-0391 or

POSTED: Thursday, September 06, 2018 03:16 PM
UPDATED: Saturday, December 03, 2022 01:02 AM