University of Toledo Health is ramping up participation for the 2015 Toledo Heart Walk with T-shirts and a raffle for UT employees.
The Heart Walk, which supports the American Heart Association, will take place Saturday, May 30, at 8 a.m. at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo.
“Heart disease is still the No. 1 cause of death in the United States,” said Vicki Riddick, senior wellness officer. “And here at UT and UT Health, we feel it’s really important for us to take care of our employees and empower them to take care of their own health and well-being. That’s why we encourage everyone to join us for the Heart Walk.”
UT Health CEO Dave Morlock is the chair of this year’s event. He has challenged the UT community to raise a total of $40,000 for the Heart Walk this year.
To encourage participation, UT Health is raffling off a $100 gift card. To be entered in the drawing, UT employees must register for the Heart Walk and raise $25 by Saturday, May 2. In addition, any team captain who meets that criteria and has at least eight walkers on his or her team by May 2 receives a second chance to win.
All UT employees who donate $25 will receive a UT Health 2015 Heart Walk T-shirt to wear for the walk. T-shirts will be distributed the week of May 26. To receive a T-shirt or be entered in the raffle, participants must contact Andrea Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees can join the UT/UTMC Heart Walk team by visiting heart.org/toledowalk.