Portage County Heart Walk 2016 | Kent State University

Portage County Heart Walk 2016

What is the Heart Walk?

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from the #1 and #5 cause of death in the United States – heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. Come early and explore booths at the expo, or come on time prepared for a relaxed stroll around NEOMED’s beautiful campus. It is a simple way to do your part in combating these diseases that affect us all.

When & Where is the Heart Walk?

WHEN: September 17, 2016

  • Expo - 9 – 9:45 a.m. 
  • Walk - 9:45 – 10:45 a.m

WHERE: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Campus, 4209 OH-44, Rootstown, OH 44272

How can I get involved?

Kent State University has multiple teams attending the Heart Walk this year!

Our team for employees is called Kent State Faculty/Staff Walkers

  1. Register to walk with our team ---> Join Kent State Faculty/Staff Walkers
  • Click the link
  • Click on the red “Join Team” button on the left of the page
  • Next, you will have to register if you are not a returning participant
  • Choose to create a username & password or register using a social media login
  • Follow the prompts to complete the registration steps. You are now on our team!
  • Donate from your personal page & this will go towards our team fundraising goal
  1. Can’t attend but still want to donate ---> Donate to the Heart Walk
  • Click the link
  • Click on the grey “Donate Now” button on the left of the page
  • Choose a donation amount
  • Fill out contact and billing information
  • You have successfully donated to our team – Thank you!

If you have a desire to create your “own” team under Kent State University and therefore be a team captain, please follow the steps below.  All others can simply follow steps 1 or 2 above.

3. Create your own Kent State team ---> Create a Heart Walk Team

  • Click the link
  • Click on the red “Start a Team” button
  • Choose “New Team Under Group” & select Kent State University as your group
  • Create a name starting with “KSU-“, i.e. KSU-Kent State Faculty/Staff Walkers
  • Set your fundraising goal & team recruitment goal
  • Follow the prompts to complete registration. You now have your own team!
  • Once you are in “My HQ” you can personalize your page