World Heart Day takes place on September 29 every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease.
This year Indiana University Bloomington will celebrate with a campus and community walk co-hosted by Healthy IU and the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
The walk starts at noon and follows the “Red Brick Trail” (part of the Healthy IU outdoor walking trail system) toward the School of Public Health-Bloomington and back around to the Sample Gates.
Everyone is welcome to join in the walk. There’s plenty of space for all IU students, faculty, staff, and our friends in the community.
The first 100 participants will receive a Healthy IU t-shirt. Students at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, including those living in the School of Public Health-Bloomington Living Well LLC in Briscoe Center, will participate. They’ll also be handing out School of Public Health-Bloomington t-shirts and water bottles along the route.
Participants are encouraged to take a “Healthy Heart Selfie” (a photo of yourself making the heart symbol) using the hashtag #IUWHD on social media.
The focus is on creating healthy heart environments at Indiana Unviersity and in Bloomington. By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices whether at work or play, World Heart Day at Indiana University encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy community and planet.