10 Reasons Why the Heart Walk is Worth Your Time

The chance to help save lives is certainly the most rewarding and time worthy reason to join USF’s Heart Walk team. In case you needed a few more reasons, we have them here for you:

1.  The first 600 registered Walkers who raise $25 or more will receive a USF Heart Walk t-shirt. You’ll also get an official Heart Walk t-shirt when you raise $100.

2.  You don’t have to “Walk the Walk” to participate in it. Have other plans that weekend? That’s okay. You can still join USF’s team as a Walker and hold your own Walk event with your kids, friends or family on another date. You can meet up at a park for an informal walk or plan something more festive. It’s up to you.

3.  This year, USF’s team is walking in memory of Lee Roy Selmon, who passed away last month. Step out with us to show your support and honor for this great leader from the USF and Tampa communities.

4.  All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a stay at the luxurious Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Imagine how nice it would be to take a weekend away at this great resort!

5.  Get your image splashed on the Raymond James Jumbotron. Admit it, even grown ups like to see themselves on the big screen.

6.  Come out to see USF Cheerleaders and ROTC members who have donated their time to volunteer at the event.

7.  Fun and festivities for kids of all ages – bring your whole family out for a morning of fun.

8.  Walking with your coworkers, friends and family members gives you a chance to enjoy time together without stress or commitments.

9.  Fresh air and exercise. Most of us could use more of it in our lives, and the Heart Walk is the perfect setting to get a great dose of both.

10. Walk to celebrate the memory of a loved one who was impacted by heart disease or stroke. By signing up as a Walker, you’ll be helping to support the resources that will allow more people celebrate more birthdays, thanks to improved research and education on heart disease and stroke.

Sign up today for these reasons and so many more. Your commitment doesn’t need to be a big one, but the results of your efforts will make a dramatic impact towards the fight against heart disease and stroke.

For more information, contact USF’s Heart Walk Coordinator, Carol Sands, at csands@usf.edu.