MCCC Among Foot Soldiers in War
Against Heart Disease, Stroke

9-14-09

West Windsor, 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 to: www.americanheart.org.

Leading 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.

 

 

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