College raises money for the CSRA Heart Walk

AUGUSTA, GA. – GRU College of Education faculty and staff raised more than $1,300 for the 2015 CSRA Heart Walk.

“Heart disease and stroke are the first and second leading causes of death in the United States. Our Department of Kinesiology is devoted to health and nutrition, so it was important to us, as a college, to do what we can to combat preventable deaths,” said Dr. Wayne Lord, Associate Dean of the College of Education. “The GRU College of Education puts community first through our dedication to health and fitness, education, and counseling. We are proud of the commitment displayed by our employees for this event.”

To raise money, GRU and GR Health employees walked in the event, collected donations and donated raffle items, culminating on March 7 with the annual Heart Walk in North Augusta at Riverview Park and the Greeneway.

Summerville campus employees raised $5,054 during for the 2015 CSRA Heart Walk. Georgia Regents University and GRHealth combined raised $116,761. Overall, the CSRA Heart Walk brought in more than $570,000 for the American Heart Association.

Along with collecting donations the day of the event, the College of Education provided several raffle items to encourage participation in the event. Dr. Chris Mojock won a weekend at a Hilton Head condo. Dr. Hanna Addelnur won a gourmet enameled cast iron Dutch oven. Stacey Hudson won a hand-thrown ceramic vessel created by GRU’s own Professor Brian Rust. Dr. Catherine Slade won a Sonicare toothbrush. Dr. Karen Aubrey won an iPod charging valet and Dr. Cliff Gardiner won an iPod audio system.

Team Summerville members included: Dr. Heather Abdelnur, Dr. Karen Aubrey, Dr. Margaux Brown, Dr. Megan Buning, Dr. Cindi Chance, Dr. Niki Christodoulou, Dr. Charles Clark, Dr. Barbara Coleman, Bonnie Collins, Dr. Linda Crawford, Dr. Chip Darracott, Dr. Shirley Darracott, Dr. Paula Dohoney, Dr. Gordon Eisenman, Dr.  Cliff Gardiner, Dr. Lurelia Hardy, Dr. Rebecca Harper, Dr. Rickey Hicks, Stacey Hudson, Dr. Charles Jackson, Dr. Wesley Kisting, Anna Kisting, Dr. Darla Linville, Dr. Wayne Lord, Rachel Martin, Dr. Chris Mojock, Dr. Cody Morris, Dr. Steven Page, Dr. Stacie Pettit, Alvina Quinn, Dr. Catherine Slade, Dr. Denise Lenares-Solomon, Fran Sunderland and Dr. Misato Yamaguchi.

A signature fund-raising event for the American Heart Association, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment.

There is still time for a last-minute donation. Click here to donate to Team Summerville before March 30.

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