Interested in helping with the annual Heart Walk at EMU? Want to get back into shape after a long winter? On Saturday, May 7, EMU will participate in the Washtenaw County Heart Walk for the 11th consecutive year.While some people might be ready to start walking right now, it never hurts to have a little practice. From now until May 7, there will be weekly warm up and practice walks.
The first walk starts Wednesday, April 6 on National Walking Day. How perfect is that? The walks will begin at 12 Noon every week at the Student Center Circle Drive (west side of building by the Eagle Statue), and will run until 1 p.m.
So is helping others not enough of an incentive to go walking? Don’t want to walk just to improve your own body and mind? There is still a reason to go, the first 140 walkers will be given a prize as a token of our appreciation for your participation!
Here are some of the University leaders who are dedicating some of t heir time to help lead the walks. If they can find time from their busy schedule, so can you.
April 6: David Turner, Vice President for University Human Resources; and Gloria Hage, General Counsel.
April 13: Walter Kraft, Vice President of Communications; and Vicki Reaume, Vice President and Secretary to The Board of Regents.
April 20: Don Loppnow, Interim President; and Rhonda Longworth, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
April 27: Heather Lyke, Vice President And Director, Intercollegiate Athletics.
May 4: Mike Valdes, Chief Financial Officer.
For the big May 7 official Heart Walk there are already 19 registered teams that you can join. Check out the teams here, or if get a few friends together, there can be an even twenty when you form your own.
The goal is to raise $40,000 this year, and with your help we will be able to reach it.
Remember to wear your boots April 6th, but only if they’re made for walking.