Community invited to participate in Tangi Heart Walk May 4

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: May 1, 2012


     HAMMOND – The general public is invited to take part in Friday's Tangi Heart Walk benefiting the American Heart Association and take advantage of free health screenings that are being offered.

     Blood pressure readings and body fat composition screenings will be provided by Southeastern Louisiana University nursing students and Pennington Center student employees following the walk.

     Those not registered on a team can join the festivities and turn in donations starting at noon. Individuals can donate on behalf of themselves or others, or they can donate and opt not to walk.

     The walk will start at the Pennington Student Activity Center, located on the corner of General Pershing and University avenues, at 12:30 p.m. with participants invited to walk one lap around campus. KSLU – 90.9FM will provide entertainment for the event, and Smoothie King will be giving away smoothies to participants. 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.

     For more information, contact Dollie Hebert at or Ann Carruth 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 AHA 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. It is one of Southeastern's annual philanthropic partners.


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