March 29, 2012

National Start Walking Day at Vanderbilt happens April 4

National Start Walking Day at Vanderbilt happens April 4

The American Heart Association is hosting National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 4, and adults nationwide will wear sneakers to work, take a walk and pledge to live heart-healthy lives.

To celebrate National Walking Day at Vanderbilt University, Health Plus staff will lead a 20-minute walk from the Medical Center North drop-off to Library Lawn. The walk begins at 11:45 a.m., and the event will conclude at 12:30 p.m.

The finish line at Library Lawn will offer water and fruit and a celebration of Vanderbilt’s commitment to a culture of wellness led by Jerry Fife, vice chancellor for Administration, C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., executive chief nursing officer, and Traci Nordberg, chief human resource officer.

Can’t join the group walk? Take 30 minutes to walk by yourself or with a co-worker. For a map of marked walking trails on the Vanderbilt campus, go to

Start! Challenge 1 winners can also pick up their prizes at this event. Start! Challenge 1 is still in progress, and participants who accumulate at least 200,000 steps by March 31 earn a prize.

For more details and to access the Start! Activity Tracker, visit