Immediate: August 19, 2013
Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Nassau Community College to Participate in the
American Heart/Stroke Walk
Sunday, September 22
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College will participate in this year's American Heart/Stroke Walk, which will be held at Jones Beach, Field 5, on Sunday, September 22nd. Registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. Three thousand volunteers and participants are expected to take part.
"Nassau Community College is pleased to again support the American Heart/Stroke Walk, for the twelfth year," said Dr. Kenneth Saunders, Acting President of NCC. "The partnership established over the years between the College and the American Heart Association has created opportunities for thousands of walkers to raise much needed funding for heart and stroke research." Last year, NCC received close to $6,000 in donations.
The American Heart/Stroke Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is a 5K walk/run event established to raise funds in the fight against heart disease and stroke on Long Island. It also promotes cardiovascular health and regular exercise. "Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women...more than all cancers combined," according to the American Heart Association.
Nassau Community College's honoree this year is Bob Reily. Bob survived quintuple bypass surgery in 2012. He works at the College in Information Technology Services and resides in Oceanside with his wife and son.
If you would like to participate or volunteer in this year's American Heart/Stroke Walk, contact Ann Morrison, Regional Director of the American Heart Association, at 516.450.9104. Contact Sue Wakefield at 516.572.5821 for information about NCC's participation in the event.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 23,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.