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New song, video set to help pump up Heart Walk awareness

Sep. 13, 2012, 8:22 AM

Members of the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds perform thie song “Walk the Walk” at last week’s first-ever Heart Walk Pep Rally. (photo by John Russell)

At the inaugural Heart Walk Pep Rally last week, the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year’s song, an original composition titled “Walk the Walk,” written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, M.D.

Eger and Glazer, along with colleagues from the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, have once again produced a music video to promote their song and, more importantly, the American Heart Association’s Nashville Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. on the Vanderbilt campus. Festivities begin at 8 a.m.

The video, which will be available for viewing in two weeks, was filmed at the Vanderbilt University Hospital and Fool on the Hill Recording Studio in Nashville. It was directed and produced by Casey Culver.

“Normally, we borrow the tune from an existing song, but this year we have written an original song; please keep in mind we are doctors and nurses, not songwriters,” Glazer told the crowd gathered in 208 Light Hall.

“This is our way of reminding folks the Heart Walk is an extremely important fundraiser for Vanderbilt’s research efforts as we continue to study ways to improve the heart health of Tennesseans, who have one of the highest rates of heart disease in the country.”

VUMC’s goal for this year’s Heart Walk is $400,000 toward Nashville’s target of $1.75 million.
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