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May 20, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Athletic Fields
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

As part of our Wayne Cares Initiative, the American Heart Association (AHA) Detroit Heart Walk will take place on Wayne State University’s campus for the next three years

This year, the Detroit Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

The entire Wayne State family is invited to join more than one million people in over 300 cities across the United States to take a stand against heart disease and help save lives by participating in this year’s Heart Walk. We are looking for coaches to create teams of walkers, with a goal of 65 team coaches from staff, faculty, and students, and 500 walkers representing Wayne State.


The Heart Walk is a celebration of the American Heart Associations’ new Healthy for Good Movement (https://secure2.convio.net/amha/site/SPageNavigator/healthy_for_good_home.html). This movement is designed to drive a mission around personalized health and awareness to live healthier lives, inspire a lasting change, and unify all of us around the simple idea that making a small change today can create a difference for generations to come. Wayne State University plays a critical role in this Healthy for Good Detroit movement every day through our important research, caring of patients and training of our students.

As an urban serving university and as part of our overall mission, this engagement is a reflection of our commitment to the broad communities that we serve and the mission of the American Heart Association.

Over the next two months, we will be inviting the campus community to a number of events promoting the Healthy for Good Detroit initiative. We invite you to participate in these events and the Heart Walk to embrace the cause and create healthier lives.


For more information about this event, please contact Julie O'Connor at 313-577-8845 or julie.oconnor@wayne.edu.