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2014 Heart Walk at UNCG will be May 17

Photo from 2013 Heart WalkFor years, UNCG has participated in the Heart Walk. For the second straight year, our campus will host 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 & Stroke Walk will be held the morning of Saturday, May 17, 2014, at UNCG. The starting point will be the Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center. Check in will be at 8 a.m, with activities on Kaplan Commons until the walk begins 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. UNCG teams are already about 60 percent toward their mark of their goal for the year. Teams are formed mostly online. Each team needs a captain who simply gathers team members. A team can be of any size and can have non-UNCG members (family and friends are welcome).

To see a list of UNCG teams and team leaders/contacts, visit http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/teams/groupTeamList.asp?ievent=1072204&lis=1&kntae1072204=937C8AB37487440C900BDCC3769D8347&tlteams=5728167.

You may simply join a team at that site.

Have questions about teams or the event? Contact Kim Sousa-Peoples at 4-5231 or k_sousap@uncg.edu.

By Mike Harris