OU partners with AHA on Heart Walk; schedules healthy events on campus

OU partners with AHA on Heart Walk; schedules healthy events on campus
Teams from OU are gathering now to participate in the May 12 American Heart Association Heart Walk. Read the story to find out how you can join in the fun!

Oakland University is an official partner for the 2018 American Heart Association’s Metro Detroit Heart and Stroke Walk/Run, which will be held on Saturday, May 12, on the campus of Wayne State University. OU’s goal is to register 16 teams for a total of 300 participants to raise $15,000 that will further support heart disease and stroke research.

All individuals are welcome to participate in the Heart Walk, including campus community members and their family and friends. Even if unable to attend the Heart Walk, everyone is encouraged to join a team and show their support for heart health over the upcoming months.

Learn how to Join the Movement and Join a Team, Find Team Captains, Become a Team Captain or Make a Donation.

"In addition to the Heart Walk, University Recreation and Well-Being has arranged for several on-campus heart health and learning engagement opportunities throughout the semester," said Becky Lewis, associate director, programs & administration. "These activities are open to all OU faculty, staff and students and will get us learning, moving and eating
better as we build up to the Heart Walk."

These include:

Taste the Rainbow cooking demonstration on March 14, Hands Only CPR training on March 22, Oatmeal Reinvented cooking demonstration on March 28, Walks with Campus Leaders to be held on several dates in April (April 4 - Joi Cunningham and Pat Engel, April 9 - University Deans, April 12 - Student Affairs Directors, April 17 - OUPD and April 23 - President Pescovitz) and the 8th Annual Employee Poker Walk on May 9.

At OU-Macomb, there will be a Stress-less Station Feb. 26- March 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 201 of the Anton/Frankel Center featuring aromatherapy, coloring, puzzles, games and healthy snacks. There will be a Golden Grizzlies on the Move walk/run on March 27 at 5 p.m. And, the Let's Move Festival of Races takes place in downtown Mt. Clemens on April 28.

For questions about the Heart Walk or any of the main campus OU events, please contact Becky Lewis (lewis236@oakland.edu) or Stephanie Willis (willis@oakland.edu) in University Recreation and Well-Being. Contact DanaMarie Carreon (carreonglinsey@oakland.edu) for information or registration for OU-Macomb events.