Heart Walk 2017 Stats
Wayne State University
|41 Teams, 447 walkers||12,000+ walkers|
|$25,800 raised!||$1 million+ raised!|
A Message from Vice President for Research, Stephen M. Lanier, Chair
Dear Warriors for Heart!
As the 2017 Detroit Heart Walk Co-Chair, I am pleased to share that Wayne State University raised a total of $25,800 between 41 teams and 447 registered walkers!! This is a huge accomplishment and I wanted to convey my personal appreciation to each of you who had the opportunity to participate.
As you know, this was the first time ever to have the AHA Metro Detroit Heart Walk on our campus and we hosted over 12,000 walkers with 140 companies.
I believe that for many of the 12,000 walkers, it was actually the first time that they had the opportunity to visit Wayne State University and I was very pleased with how everything developed.
As you know, the sun came out just as the walk began and so we know that we were on the right path!!
2017 was just the beginning and we will host the Heart Walk on campus for the next two years.
I am excited to pass the torch to President Wilson for the 2018 Heart Walk campaign and I invite everyone to join us again in our Heart Walk efforts in the 2017-2018 campaign year.
Raising $25,000 is no easy task. Together we have truly made an impact on the mission of the American Heart Association. The donations the WSU community raised help the AHA pave the way for new advances in preventing, treating and even eradicating the #1 and #5 killers in America, heart disease and stroke. Here are some examples of how your fundraising efforts are making a difference:
- For every $5,000 raised, the American Heart Association can provide a CPR in schools kit to a local high school to help teach high-school graduating seniors Hands Only CPR.
- $10,000 funds two opportunities for a 10-week undergraduate research training program to encourage promising students from all disciplines, including women and minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, to consider research careers
- $25,000 helps fund a one-year pre-doctoral fellowship to a student beginning a career in heart or stroke research.
I am very grateful for your engagement and for all that you put into this lifesaving campaign.
As we go into our second year, there are many ways to get involved! For more information or to join the 2018 Heart Walk efforts at Wayne State University, please contact our American Heart Association staff partners Annie Hill at 248-936-5816 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Collins at 248-936-5830 or email@example.com.
Thank you again for all that you do for our mission and for the broad communities that we serve.