October 18, 2002

Annual Heart Walk is Sunday at Vanderbilt

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Dr. Kim Lomis instructs Meharry medical student Nick Strane during a recent colon surgery. (photo by Dana Johnson)

The 2002 Nashville American Heart Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 on Vanderbilt’s campus. Registration is at noon with the walk beginning at 2 p.m. The three-mile walk is expected to draw more than 8,000 walkers from across Middle Tennessee.

Last year, teams from Vanderbilt raised more funds than any other health care company in America and became the first company in the Southeast to break the $100,000 fund-raising mark. The event raises money for heart disease and stroke research, public and professional education and community service programs.

Much of the money raised supports heart disease and stroke research being done by VUMC investigators. The premier incentive for walkers includes a four-day, three-night cruise for two for anyone who raises more than $1,000. The prize does not include transportation or port tax.