September 24, 2004
CONTACT: Ed Federico
The 2004 Philadelphia Heart Walk seeks to raise $1 million for AHA research, treatment and education programs. Last year, walkers raised $620,000 and attracted more than 4,000 participants, including representatives from 100 different corporations and organizations throughout the five-county area.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) is once again supporting the AHA and its goal of reducing heart disease by participating in the 2004 American Heart Walk. From 2000 to 2003, UPHS contributions increased from $794 to over $83,000. The goal this year is $100,000.
WHO: UPHS employees walking the 6.2 miles together to
battle cardiovascular diseases.
WHEN: Sunday, September 26, 2004 – rain or shine!
WHERE: Memorial Hall, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131
PENN Medicine is a $2.7 billion enterprise dedicated
to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and
high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists of the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation’s
first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System
(created in 1993 as the nation’s first integrated academic health