October 27, 2000

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The route for the Heart Walk has been changed due to the construction of the new Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The beginning of the route will begin at Jess Neely Drive at Dudley Field.

The Tennessee State University Band will kick off the walk.

The two-mile course will be mapped out for walkers. The new course will take them along Jess Neely Drive, up 26th Avenue South, onto Vanderbilt Place and 24th Avenue South. Walkers will wind throughout campus towards Pierce Avenue back onto 24th, Capers Avenue 26th Avenue, Blakemore and finishing at the Vanderbilt Track on Natchez Trace.

A four-mile route will also be available, but will take walkers along the Vanderbilt Place to 31st Avenue, Natchez Trace loop first before heading down Jess Neely.

At the end of Heart Walk 2000, participants will find an array of activities at the finish line – food, music and a special children’s area. Vanderbilt-Page Campbell Heart Institute will offer health screenings including height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose.

Registration begins at 1 p.m.

Walk begins at 2 p.m.

Parking for the walk will be in the shuttle lots on Natchez and the new 25th Avenue Garage

Water stations and first-aid will be available throughout the course

Vanderbilt will participate in the first annual Gift of Life Walk benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The walk, held at Crockett Park in Brentwood, will promote all programs of solid organ and tissue donation and educate the public about kidney disease.

The walk, which includes a two-mile and four-mile route, will begin at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Contact Yvonne Moneypenny with the Vanderbilt Transplant Center at 936-0338.

Doctors from the surrounding area and Vanderbilt Medical Center will be at the Mall at Green Hills on Saturday, Oct. 28 carving pumpkins. Physicians will carve pumpkins from 9 a.m. to noon in the West Court of the Mall. The pumpkins will be on sale from noon until 3 p.m. and can purchased for $25. Proceeds will benefit Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.