Step into American Heart Month with a Winter Walk

Event benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital, promotes active lifestyle

January 30, 2012

February is American Heart Month, and what better way to celebrate than outdoors in a winter wonderland? The third annual Winter Walk for Strong Kids, on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Nazareth College Shults Center, is a fun way for the whole family to engage in a heart-healthy activity. All ages are invited to enjoy the walk, which will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  

“We’re so grateful for the students from Nazareth and St. John Fisher for their involvement,” said Becky Fahy, event organizer. “They’re instrumental in making the walk as fun and successful as it is.” 

In addition to the short walk around campus, activities include a variety of crafts, music, sports, carnival games and more. Registration and festivities begin at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. The activities will run until 1:30 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided. Last year, the event attracted more than 150 participants and raised $3,100 for Golisano Children’s Hospital.

The event is free to all participants who raise a minimum of $10 in pledges. Those who raise at least $25 will receive a commemorative t-shirt. To register, visit https://forms.naz.edu/payments/pay/winter-walk-for-kids-2012/. For more information, contact Becky Fahy at rfahy6@naz.edu.

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