Join Team Kent State at the Akron Heart Walk Sept. 7 at Lock 3

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from the #1 cause of death in the United States, heart disease. Join the walk on Sat., Sept. 7 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron at 200 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44308. Lock 3 is an outdoor park in the heart of downtown Akron, family and pet-friendly, and surrounded by great eateries to enjoy cool refreshments or lunch afterwards. Kent State faculty, staff, students, friends, family and community members are invited to join our team, KSU Faculty/Staff Walkers, or create their own KSU Heart Walk team. 

A Fun Day for All
Enjoy pre-walk festivities at the Healthy for Good Festival beginning at 8 a.m. Meet up with Team Kent State, visit vendor tables, have your blood pressure checked, and more. There will also be activities for children and dogs. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. Choose from a leisurely one or three-mile walk through downtown and the Towpath Trail, suitable and enjoyable for the entire family - including your furry, four-legged family members.

Prize Raffles Along the Way
The American Heart Association has generously donated a $50 Barrio gift card to support our Heart Walk efforts. Barrio, a well-known and loved taco establishment with multiple locations in Cleveland, will be opening a new location in Kent late this summer. In addition, Employee Wellness will raffle off two $25 gift cards for Amazon and Target. Here's how you can enter to win these great prizes:

  • Register and attend the walk = 1 entry
  • Register and donate $25 upon registering = 5 entries
  • Earn an additional five entries for every $25 you raise! 

Bonus: Move for a Cause Points
For faculty/staff participating in the Wellness Your Way rewards program, attending the walk is worth 10 Move for a Cause points. Be sure to meet up with Team Kent State and sign in at the event to earn your points. Join the KSU Faculty/Staff Walkers team.

Not able to make the walk but still want to support Kent State's Heart Walk efforts? You can easily donate to this great cause through our team page. All funds raised by Team Kent State will support the American Heart Association's life-saving efforts. Together, we can make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone. Register or donate today.

For questions, contact Deanna Duffy or Kim Hauge in the Employee Wellness Office at 330-672-0392 or 330-672-7505. See you at the walk!

POSTED: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 2:36pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 4:05pm