by Pamela Young, Published May 08, 2014
YPSILANTI - More than 3,000 walkers and runners, along with 160 dogs, will put their best foot forward at Eastern Michigan University during the 2014 Washtenaw County Heart Walk and 5K Run this Saturday, May 10.
The goal is to raise $175,000 to help raise funds needed for lifesaving cardiac research and education.
The grounds open at 8 a.m. at the EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti, with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. The 5K run begins at 9 a.m. followed by the walk at 9:30 a.m. The course travels around the EMU campus.
“It’s amazing that 3,000 runners and walkers are participating,” says Tara Tomcsik, corporate events director, Washtenaw County Campaigns. “Not only is Eastern hosting one of the largest Heart Walks in Washtenaw County, the University is ranked number one in corporate donations. EMU’s goal was $25,000 and they’ve reached nearly $30,000 at this time. Several EMU employees also are among the top fundraisers.”
Special activities include:
Media parking is available in the Student Center lot. Participants should park in the Green Lot 1 off Huron River Drive on Ann St.
For more information, go to http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1075104 or call Pam Young, Eastern Michigan, at 734-320-7976 or Tara Tomcsik, American Heart Association, at 734-945-5895