MCCC Among Foot Soldiers in War
Against Heart Disease, Stroke
N.J. -- About 4,000 people spent a sunny Sunday morning walking
to eradicate cardiovascular diseases and stroke on Sept. 13 at Mercer
County Park. "Start! Heart Walk" was the theme, and more
than 50 Mercer County Community College representatives were among
those taking part in the one- or three-mile walks.
The goal of the American Heart Association Heart Walk is to raise
funds and awareness of cardiovascular diseases for education and
research. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women
in the United States.
According to MCCC's Heart Walk coordinator, Amy Iseneker, over the
past five years the college has raised $34,000 for the American
Heart Association. Iseneker, who is assistant professor and program
coordinator of Ornamental Horticulture and Plant Science, said the
goal is $10,000 this year. "It's very important that everyone
be aware of the warning signs for heart attack and stroke and for
people to know the risk factors for heart disease," she said.
"The goal is to save lives."
For more information on heart disease, and to join the cause, go
the troops was the MCCC Viking, played by student Alyssa Ingling.
Some of MCCC's
walkers warm up before the event. Below are many from Mercer's group.