America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 I participated in my first America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk at Utica College! I have heard so many positive comments about the run/walk and I figured I would give it a shot. Turns out, it really was an amazing event! I walked the five mile event on behalf of the National Society for Leadership and Success and I walked with the Utica College fraternity, Alpha Phi Delta. It was amazing to see all of the students and student organizations that were involved with the run/walk. IMG_1757This is a picture I took of the people ahead of me participating in the walk, there were so many!

The American Heart Association is the “largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases” and the diseases account for the #1 and #4 top causes of death in America.

(More info on http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1110889&lis=1&kntae1110889=B889A50D29CE459BA77DE26F0AA24CF5)

America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk 2015 at Utica College has made (so far) $646, 718!! How awesome is that?! This event was for a great cause and was such an inspiration. It was so inspiring to see so many people joining the run/walk and seeing all the support from the neighborhood. There were signs in people’s yards, there were children cheering on runners/walkers in their home, there were friendly onlookers throwing out candy and water to the runners/walkers, the support was intense! The support just showed how tight knit of a community Utica College is apart of and how complete strangers can come together for a great cause! I definitely plan on participating next year and I recommend the event to everyone!

IMG_1762At the end of the walk!

 

 

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