2017 Heart Walk: Be a part of the heart of the city!

2017 Heart Walk: Be a part of the heart of the city!

This year’s Metro Atlanta Heart Walk strides through the heart of downtown Atlanta, Saturday, September 23, and walkers from Emory will be taking steps for healthier living. Each year, the American Heart Association (AHA) sponsors the walks across the country to help raise money for research into heart disease and stroke and the Atlanta Heart Walk is routinely one of top 10 walks in the nation for money raised and participation.

Emory, as one of the leading providers of cardiology and stroke services in Georgia, takes the fundraising event to heart. Last year, Emory raised more than $300,000 as a system. This year, EHC team organizers set a goal of $325,000 to help support new discoveries into the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke. That commitment to support the AHA’s mission also has benefited our community. Emory alone has received nearly $9 million in active research grants from the AHA.

Get walking!

There is still time to register and fundraise for this year’s walk! To register, go to www.metroatlantaheartwalk.org and click on the Register to Walk button. You can then register as an individual, join a team or start your own. Regardless of whether you register as an individual or participate as a team, you can have the money you raise be assigned toward the overall Emory fundraising goal by selecting Emory Healthcare from a list of companies on the registration page. Once registered, you can personalize your page, recruit walkers to join you and begin fundraising for donations.

Those who join the Emory fundraising team and raise more than $150 or send 15 or more fundraising emails will receive the official Emory Healthcare Heart Walk 2017 t-shirt. This year’s winning slogan, The Heart of the City, was submitted by Dawn Greene, from the EUHM Outpatient PACU.

For fundraising tips and resources, information on Emory team activities, team photo and shuttle information, visit http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/heartwalk/. For questions or additional information, contact Libby Bollier, EHC’s Heart Walk Lead.