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2014 Greater Nashville Heart Walk date set for October 4th

 

Leedle, Weien lead campaign; team signup now open

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Summer means it’s Heart Walk season! In just under three months, the 2014 Greater Nashville Heart Walk will welcome 10,000+ walkers bright and early at Vanderbilt on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. It’s one of the largest fundraising walks in Tennessee.

The Heart Walk website is now open for team registration and fundraising. Teams are encouraged to sign up at  www.nashvilleheartwalk.org . Individuals can also join existing teams and set their own personal goals. There is no registration fee.

2014 Greater Nashville Heart Walk

The annual event is the largest fundraiser for the American Heart Association in the Nashville area, and funds go to vital research, public health programs and community education about how to fight the no. 1 killer of Tennesseans, cardiovascular disease. This year’s fundraising goal is $2 million.

A free two-hour festival will start at 8:00am, featuring health-oriented interactive games, music, displays and activities for the whole family. The Walk begins at 10:00am. There is no fee to participate, but donations are encouraged. Walkers are eligible for a free Heart Walk t-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100.00.

Ben R. Leedle, Jr., President & CEO of Healthways, Inc. and Peter J. Weien, Manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Attractions, are co-chairs of this year’s campaign.

The Heart Walk is part of the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. platform, encouraging Americans to get physically active and eat healthy food as steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle and better community health. Heart disease and stroke take the lives of 1 in 3 Americans, including 17,000 Tennesseans per year. 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy living choices we make every day.

The Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by Subway Restaurants.

The Greater Nashville My Heart. My Life. platform sponsor is Vanderbilt Heart.

Signature sponsor is Healthways, Inc.

Top local Heart Walk sponsors include  Earl Swensson Associates, Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Philips Healthcare, Saint Thomas Heart, SMS Holdings Corp., Wayne Wise Wellness Fund and the William T. Coakley Foundation.

Media sponsors include WKRN News 2, Lamar Advertising Co., and 650 AM WSM.

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