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Wellness in the Community

Kent State University is committed to creating a culture of wellness for its employees, students and surrounding communities.  In support of this mission, the university seeks to support organizations with similar goals.  For this reason, we have identified opportunities to partner with following community events.  

RUN THE WORLD 5K RUN/WALK 2016 – SEPT. 10, 2016

  • Run the world 5k is a race organized by the colleges within Kent State University and the Office of Global Education to raise money for study abroad student scholarships.  Come out and support our students!

American Heart Association Heart Walk - Sept. 17, 2016 (Portage County)

  • 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.  Join the Kent State University Faculty/Staff walkers and save lives!

To find out how you might be involved, see detailed information below.

Akron Heart Walk 2018

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 enjoy pre-walk festivities at the Healthy For Good Festival beginning at 8:30 am. The walk will begin at 10:00 am, with the event concluding at 11:00 am. Choose from a leisurely 1 or 3-mile walk that’s suitable and enjoyable for the entire family.