By Wendy Sarubbi | August 19, 2013 1:20 pm

There are plenty of opportunities for College of Medicine faculty, staff and students to help keep hearts healthy. The annual Greater Orlando Heart Walk is Saturday, September 7 and for the first time, the walk will be held on the main UCF campus. Co-chairs of the event are UCF Provost and Executive Vice President Tony Waldrop and Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine.

In addition to walking, you can participate in other ways:

  • The College of Medicine will hold a “Heart Healthy” Bake Sale on Wednesday, August 28 from noon to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the medical education building at Lake Nona, UCF Health and at HPA2 on the main campus to raise money for the American Heart Association. Bakers, foodies and culinary artists are encouraged to create healthy, tasty items and sell them for this worthy cause. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mary Howard, events and engagements coordinator at or 6-1213.
  • The college is also providing an opportunity to create a brick for the piazza at our state-of-the-art medical education facility to support the Heart Walk. The medical school will be raffling off a brick to one lucky individual who will be able to include an inscription of your choice. Tickets are available for $5 each at the front desk on the third floor.

The Heart Walk festivities begin September 7 at 7 a.m. with the walk beginning at 8 a.m. The walk will raise funds that support research on heart disease (some of which comes to the UCF College of Medicine,) and offers an opportunity to get some exercise while socializing with friends, family and colleagues. We hope you will participate.

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