Hypertension & Renal Center of Excellence
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3703
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2013 AHA Heart Walk
Representatives of THRCE participated in the 2013 Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association on Saturday, November 2nd at LaSalle Park. The Heart Walk is an annual event to raise money for the American Heart Association. Along with the non-competitive walk, the event include numerous fun-filled health and wellness activities, free food and entertainment.
Nina Majid was the Team Captain for Tulane School of Medicine (TSOM) for second year in a row and acted as the team leader for the Department of Physiology. She was responsible in coordinating and recruiting team leaders throughout the medical school. Other TSOM-departmental team leaders were Dr. David Busija (Pharmacology), Ramy Khoury (Stroke Team), Gayle Evans (Medicine), Dr. Alvaro Alonso (TSOM-Heart & Vascular Institute), Ashleigh Wolf (OB/GYN), Craig Robins (Police Department), Barbara Valo (Matas Library), Gilbert Estrada (Biochemistry), Dr. Tripp Frasch (Structural and Cellular Biology), and Lauren Lim. The team leaders were responsible for recruiting members who helped them raise funds and participated as walkers at the Heart walk. Raffles and bake sales were some of the fund-raising activities organized by the teams; Claire Fewell from the department of Pathology won the raffled autographed & framed photograph of New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees. TSOM team leaders, along with their members, helped raise over $7,719.36 for the AHA fundraising campaign. Overall, the AHA Heart Walk, with the fundraising support from Tulane and other companies in New Orleans, raised over $900,000; this fund will be used in accomplishing the AHA mission of building healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
This year saw a large participation of volunteers: Over 70 members were recruited as walkers. The picture above shows some of the walkers from the various TSOM teams who had participated at the 2013 Heart Walk.
2012 AHA Heart Walk
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