Tangi Heart Walk set May 4, team captain registration April 4

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: 4/3/12


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will once again host the Tangi Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association, one of the university's annual philanthropic partners, on May 4.

     The walk begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of General Pershing and University avenues. Participants will be invited to walk around the campus' perimeter at that time.

     Free blood pressure readings and body fat composition screenings will be available following the event. Also, a Zumba class will be held at 1 p.m. with participants asked to make a donation to the AHA in exchange for class registration.

     A second Team Captain Registration will be held Wednesday, April 4. Prospective team captains are invited to stop by the Pennington Center lobby between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up registration packets and find out more about the event. Those who register will enjoy a free smoothie, compliments of Pride Café and take home a Lion Proud water bottle for their volunteerism and leadership.

     For more information, contact Dollie Hebert at dollie@southeastern.edu or Ann Carruth at ann.carruth@southeastern.edu.
     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, the nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers.


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