Ilitch School teams seek members for 'Heart Walk'

Wayne State University will host the American Heart Association’s 2018 Heart Walk on May 12. WSU President M. Roy Wilson will serve as co-chair of the event with Henry Ford Health System CEO Wright Lassiter.  Wilson said he’s challenging 100 passionate individuals to act as team coaches across the university (students, faculty and staff). Two teams have already been started for Ilitch School Students to join.

Business Student Jeremy Glogower is a coach for one of the Ilitch School’s teams. “I hope for this to raise campus awareness about heart health, and how it’s tied to overall health,” Glogower said. “By taking simple steps and making even small changes in our physical activities and food choices, we can reduce the chances of heart disease and other heart-related conditions.”

The Heart Walk is an annual event in cities across the country to get people walking because physical activity is one way to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

"This year, Wayne State aims to engage more than 1,000 Wayne State walkers in the Heart Walk,” President Wilson said. “One of our primary goals is improving the health of everyone in our communities, which is why Wayne State University continues to support the American Heart Association.”

In his Sesquicentennial Celebration address back in January, Wilson challenged the campus to perform 150,000 community service hours by the end of 2018. “Participating in the Heart Walk would be an excellent way for you to help us meet this challenge,” he said.

Business students can join either team or donate money to support them by visiting http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=3138&pg=company&company_id=108665.