Snead State Community College is participating in the Northeast Alabama Heart Walk by hosting a Pop-Up Heart Walk taking place April 20 on Snead State’s Boaz campus from 12-1:30 p.m. The Heart Walk is the signature fundraising event hosted by the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all.
“Snead is honored to host a Pop-Up Heart Walk for our students, faculty and staff, and community to come out and support the American Heart Association,” Snead State Event Coordinator Lindsey King said. “Our campus lends itself well to a scenic, safe, and enjoyable walking experience. Whether you like walking for miles or just half a block, it’s about supporting a great cause.”
This will be the first year for Snead State to participate in the Northeast Alabama Heart Walk in support of the American Heart Association, a likeminded organization working to increase physical and mental health, to improve overall wellness and to change health outcomes in our community.
“We have a goal of $2,500 to raise between our students, faculty and staff, and community,” Ms. King said. “We are hopeful we can surpass that goal with your help. We all have had family and friends who have had heart disease. This is a time to come together to walk in their honor, memory, or just to get out and enjoy the nice weather.”
There are several teams already formed or started for this Heart Walk event, including a team for Snead State students, a team for Snead State faculty and staff, and a few community teams. Marshall-DeKalb Electric Cooperative is encouraging their employees to participate, as well as Boaz Rotary Club and several others.
The Heart Walk will begin in the Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium parking lot and make a block around the Administration Building and back to the gym. There is no fee to walk, but registration is recommended online or at the event. Fundraising is encouraged.
The funds raised from the Northeast Heart Walk go towards the American Heart Association’s work as a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier live. Visit www.gadsdenheartwalk.org to learn more or sign up to participate.