News Release

Tangi Heart Walk kickoff set April 15

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will once again host the Tangi Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association, one of the university’s official philanthropic partners, on Friday, April 15.
     The walk begins at 11 a.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of General Pershing and University avenues and concludes at 2 p.m. Participants will walk around the campus during those hours.
     “We are challenging our departments to recruit walkers to help our Southeastern teams to raise money to fund the research and educational programs of the American Heart Association,” said President John L. Crain. “In addition to raising life-saving funds, the walk is an encouragement for all of us to engage in physical exercise, one of the most important preventive measures one can take to control heart disease.”
     This year’s event is being chaired by School of Nursing Interim Dean Ann Carruth and Diretor of Recreational Sports and Wellness Dollie Hebert.
     “We’re counting on the support of Southeastern faculty, staff and students to help us reach our goal and are also encouraging community members to participate as well,” said Hebert. 
     Carruth added that participants and teams can walk any time during the prescribed hours.
     For more information or to register in advance of the kickoff event, contact Carruth at or Hebert at
     Cardiovascular diseases contribute to more than 1.4 million deaths annually, including more than 15,000 Louisiana residents. The American Heart Association donates over 3 million annually to research projects in the Greater New Orleans area.
      The American Heart Association is the oldest and largest national non-profit voluntary health organization in the world, dedicated to reducing disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers.

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