UNCG Campus Weekly

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May 18 at UNCG: Guilford County Heart & Stroke Walk

Photo of people at the heart walk

Last year’s event at UNCG

Updated with new totals and info May 14 

Life is why we walk. On Saturday, May 18, walkers, donors, and volunteers will walk UNC Greensboro’s campus to raise awareness and funds to save lives of the country’s number 1 and number 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

The free, 5K (3.1 miles) noncompetitive Guilford County Heart and Stroke Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event. Hundreds of people will step out in the name of heart health and stroke prevention from Stirling St., at 9 a.m.

Join a UNCG team by completing the online sign up on the UNCG Walk Page. Children who attend (5th grade and under) will receive free passes to Wet’n Wild at Emerald Pointe.

Last year, UNCG raised $7,911 and had 144 walkers. As of this week, UNCG has 52 walkers registered with donations at $3,106.

Tents and check-in open at 8 a.m. followed by a “Puppy Parade” at 8:45 a.m. There will be an after-party with music, kids’ activities, and light refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m. Strollers and leashed dogs are allowed, and the route is accessible to people with disabilities.

The UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences and the UNCG School of Nursing will be on hand with various activities and fun swag for walkers.

Parking is free at the Oakland and Walker Parking Decks.

For more information on the 2019 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk, visit the event website.

By Elizabeth Harrison