October 21, 2005

Heart Walk set for Sunday

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Like last year, the crowds will be out for Sunday’s Heart Walk at Vanderbilt.
photo by Dana Johnson

Put your best foot forward on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2p.m. for the annual Heart Walk at Vanderbilt to help raise $300,000 for the American Heart Association.

More than 10,000 people are expected to participate in the 3-mile trek around the campus. There will be fun and live music at the corner of Blakemore Avenue and Natchez Trace.

Festivities kick off at noon with pumpkin painting, inflatables and a walk wall for the children. Registration is set for 1 p.m with a costume contest at 1:30 p.m.

The fundraiser is the third such largest in the nation and helps with education, awareness programs and research in the fight against heart disease and stroke, including supporting work being done by VUMC investigators. Vanderbilt is the second-largest recipient of AHA research funds in the country, with 29 awards totaling nearly $4 million.