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Want to be in 2013 AHA Heart Walk – on UNCG campus?

032713Feature_HeartWalkFor years, UNCG has participated in the Heart Walk. This year, our campus is hosting the big event.

Several UNCG Heart Walk teams have already formed. If you are interested in starting a team or joining an existing one, now is the time to get involved.

The American Heart Association Heart Walk will be held the morning of Saturday, May 18, 2013, at UNCG. The starting point will be the Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center. Activities will start at 8 a.m.; the walk starts at 9 a.m.

There will be thousands of fellow walkers – some run, some stroll. It’s low pressure and all for a great cause. The American Heart Association reports that more than one in three adults have cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death of all Americans.

UNCG faculty, staff and students have been strong supporters of the walk for many years by raising money and walking. As of March 20, UNCG led all other Greensboro organizations in the category of most-pledged so far. UNCG teams are well past the halfway mark of their goal for the year.

Teams are formed mostly online. Each team needs a captain who simply gathers team members. UNCG usually fields about five teams, ranging from 10 to 40 members. A team can be of any size and can have non-UNCG members (family and friends are welcome). Each walker will get a special T-shirt to wear the day of the event.

To see a list of UNCG teams and team leaders/contacts, visit http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/teams/groupTeamList.asp?ievent=1026261&lis=1 kntae1026261=63121090D9224BD0BBD1EFE3EEA142E6&tlteams=5269493. You may simply join a team at that site.

Or if you prefer, contact Kim Sousa-Peoples at 4-5231 or k_sousap@uncg.edu.

By Mike Harris
Visual: from last year’s Heart Walk