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2015 AHA Heart Walk

Representatives of THRCE participated in the 2015 Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association on Saturday, November 7nd, 2015.

The Heart Walk is an annual event to raise money for the American Heart Association. The funds raised is used for critical research and education on cardiovascular diseases. The event was scheduled to be held at LaSalle Park but due to rain the decision was made to moving the venue to Clearview Mall in Metairie. Along with the non-competitive walk, the event include numerous fun-filled health and wellness activities, free food and entertainment.

Nina Majid, Michelle Frederick, and Gayle Evans were the Team Captains for Tulane School of Medicine (TSOM).  Team captains were responsible in coordinating and recruiting team leaders throughout the medical school. TSOM-departmental team leaders were Nina Majid (Physiology & THRCE), Dr. Prasad Katakam (Pharmacology), Rachel Cruthirds (Clinical Translational Unit), Gayle Evans (Medicine), Ms. Suzy Mason (TSOM-Heart & Vascular Institute), Ms. Michelle Frederick (Endocrinology), Barbara Valo (Matas Library), Maria Arabie (Neurology).  The team leaders were responsible for recruiting team 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 various teams. TSOM team leaders, along with their members, helped raise over $3,000 for the AHA fundraising campaign. Overall, the AHA Heart Walk, with the fundraising support from Tulane and other companies in New Orleans, raised over $502,000; this fund will be used in accomplishing the AHA mission of building healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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2015 Heart Walk: Some of the participant walkers

2014 AHA Heart Walk

Some of the 2014 Tulane TSOM Heart Walk Team members


2013 AHA Heart Walk

TSOM (1)


2012 AHA Heart Walk
 yumei, me, and friend    TSOM (without sunglasses)  













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