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Raise awareness, win prizes at heart walk

by | Posted on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 — 4:52 PM

The 2011 Nashville Heart Walk. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

The 2011 Nashville Heart Walk. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

Did you know …

… that one in three people will die from heart disease?

… that every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke – a total of more than three-quarters of a million people each year?

… that more than 60 percent of adults in Tennessee are considered overweight?

… that Vanderbilt currently receives more than $6.6 million in active grants from the America Heart Association?

Did you know that you can raise awareness – and money – to combat heart disease at this year’s Nashville Heart Walk, to be held on the Vanderbilt campus?

The Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. Last year, Vanderbilt raised $254,000 to support the cause and was one of the top money-raising organizations in the country for the American Heart Association.

This year, participating faculty and staff can improve their health and win big prizes. Drawings for a treadmill, a hot air balloon ride, an iPad, Nashville Predators memorabilia and more will be held for faculty and staff who meet the following criteria:

Prize drawings will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

For more information, contact Health Plus.

Contact:
Stacey Kendrick, (615) 322-6689
stacey.kendrick@Vanderbilt.Edu