On March 17, at 8 a.m., NSU will host the annual Broward County Heart Walk, which benefits the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest health organization dedicated to the eradication of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Event coordinators expect 8,000 participants.
Cristy Paez, South Florida communications director of the American Heart and Stroke Associations, said this year will be the 12th year the Broward County Heart Walk will take place at NSU.
Aaron Hackman, director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, encourages students to participate in the walk.
“NSU students can receive SERV hours, which are community service hours, for participation in the Broward County Heart Walk. However, students are advised that they must register as a participant of the walk, as we will check records to ensure that hours are awarded properly,” said Hackman.
Jonathan Colon, graduate student in the College Student Affairs program and graduate assistant of External Service, said walks such as the Broward County Heart Walk make students aware of critical issues facing the nation and the world.
“The Broward Heart Walk will expose students to advances in the area of cardiovascular medicine. Participation in philanthropy and community service, in general, gives students the opportunity to not only educate themselves, but to advocate for a cause and to inspire other students to do the same,” said Colon.
The American Heart Association hopes to raise more than $700,000 this year, which it will use to achieve its objective of eradicating cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Students interested in participating in the walk should contact the American Heart Association directly at browardheartwalk.org.