September 29, 2011

Heart Walk to be Saturday, Oct. 1

The American Heart Association (AHA) Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, on the Vanderbilt campus.

Festivities begin at 8 a.m., at Campus Rec Field No. 2 at the corner of Natchez Trace and Children's Way. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and is about 3 miles.

If you would like to join a team, visit the Nashville Heart Walk website at and click “find a team.” If you are already on a team, you can give your donation to your team captain, donate online or turn it in at the Heart Walk.

All participants who donate $25 or more will receive a T-shirt from their team captains.

VUMC's goal is $350,000 toward Nashville's target of $1.4 million. If you are unable to participate in the Heart Walk, there are other ways to help. Vanderbilt Heart will host an online silent auction to raise additional funds for the AHA. The auction can be accessed from It ends at noon on Sept. 30.