June 23, 2011

Team captains needed to reach Heart Walk goal

Team captains needed to reach Heart Walk goal

The American Heart Association's 2011 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting team captains with the hope of having 200 in place by June 30.

Team captains should plan to stop by the Heart Walk Kick-off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, in Langford Auditorium.

Vanderbilt's goal is to raise $350,000 this year through the Nashville Heart Walk campaign. Last year, Vanderbilt raised more than $326,000 for the American Heart Association and was among the top three organizations in the country.

Team captains agree to recruit a team of 15 people internally or externally and set a goal for their team to raise $1,000 to support the American Heart Association.

If you are interested in serving as a team captain, follow the steps outlined below:

• Register yourself online at www.nashvilleheartwalk.org

• Recruit 15 or more fundraising walkers.

• Set your team's fundraising dollar goal at $1,000.

• Have your walkers register online and monitor their success at www.nashvilleheartwalk.org

• Encourage each walker to raise a minimum of $100.

• Motivate, support and follow-up regularly with your walkers.


Contact Ed Higgins at ed.higgins@vanderbilt.edu or 343-1270 with any questions.