Departmental Heart Walk competition ramps up participation
The 26th annual Metro Detroit Heart Walk and Stroke Walk/Run will be held on Wayne State University’s campus on Saturday, May 18. The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences invites students, faculty, staff and friends to join our team or donate to the cause as we walk to raise funds that support scientific research.
New competition! Which department can raise the most money?
The college's four departments – Pharmacy Practice, PharmSci, Applied Health Sciences and Health Care Sciences – have a competition going to see who can raise the most funds and be best represented at the walk/run. The department that brings in the most money and who is best represented at the event will have bragging rights as the winner for the entire year. And there's a shame factor: Chairs of the departments that come in 2nd, 3rd or 4th place will be required to have their picture taken with WSU Applebaum Dean Catherine Lysack holding a sign that praises the winning department for being the best in the college; these pictures will be posted online for the world to see. So, please participate for the cause because it is a good one, but also to tell the college which department is the very best!
About the Heart Walk
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier fundraising campaign that welcomes more than 1 million people in over 300 cities across the United States to take a stand against heart diseases and stroke. This year, Wayne State's Vice President for Research Steve Lanier is chairing the event.
The Heart Walk is a celebration of the American Heart Association's Healthy for Good movement.
"This initiative is designed to drive a mission around personalized health and awareness to live healthier lives, inspire lasting change and unite our community around the idea that making a small change today can create a difference for generations to come," said WSU President M. Roy Wilson in a message to the university community. "Wayne State University plays a critical role in the Healthy for Good movement every day through research, patient care and student training."