May 5, 2018 8:30 am – May 5, 2018 12:00 pm
Get those sneakers ready, Washtenaw County. We’re #Heartwalking!
On May 5th, the American Heart Association is taking over Eastern Michigan University for the annual Washtenaw County Heart Walk sponsored locally by NuStep. There will be a 5K at 8:30am and family friendly activities starting at 9:00 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony at 10:45 a.m. and the walk at 11:00 a.m. The walk is 1 or 3 miles.
This is a family and pet friendly event, complete with a Kids Zone and Healthy for Good Village with interactive demonstrations around how to eat smart, add color, move more and be well.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission – building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke – in action. Held annually, the walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes in an effort to improve their heart-health, and encourages others to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles, while raising the funding needed for life-saving research and education.
Local companies and individuals can form Heart Walk teams now at http://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MWA-MidWestAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=3133. Donations can also be made through the website. Walkers can receive a Heart Walk T-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100.
At the Heart Walk, cardiovascular disease survivors from across the state will be honored. We will also have entertainment, refreshments and fun for the whole family!
Heart Walk schedule:
8:00 am – Run registration open
8:30 am- 5K
9:00 a.m. – Gates open
10:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
11:00 a.m. – Walk begins
12:00 p.m. – Walk ends
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Walk: 11:00 AM
Chapter: Michigan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-269-8759
Event Location: Washtenaw Community College,
Ann Arbor, MI
Join Team W4 Country!
For 30 years, Great Strides – the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event – has supported the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe and shortens lives.
Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we collectively take steps to find a cure
Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Your support will help accelerate innovative research and drug development, as well as advance care and advocacy. Nearly every CF drug was made possible by the Foundation and because of funds raised from Great Strides, people with CF are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing their dreams.
We are working every day to build on this incredible momentum, and we won’t stop until there is a cure for all people living with CF.
Sign up to walk in Great Strides today and join us as we take steps towards a cure.
The time is now. Together, we can cross the finish line.
Let’s LACE UP. WALK. CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS.