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Student Clubs Contribute to Heart Walk

Posted May. 2, 2013

Seven student clubs on the Kent State Ashtabula campus participated in a "Hearty" Competition to benefit the American Heart Association, Heart Walk 2013. Student clubs competed to see who could sell the most paper hearts, for a donation of $1 per heart. The seven clubs sold 722 hearts, with Justice Club selling 165 hearts to win the competition.   

Justice Club is no stranger to fundraising for charity.  In March of this year, the club collected over $3,500 in donations for Ohio's Special Olympics. Student Club Advisor Angella Bradley said, "We were very excited to have such a strong response from so many of our student clubs! I am extremely proud of all our student clubs for their participation in this important cause!"

The Kent State Ashtabula Campus has supported the Heart Walk for more than 10 years.   Staff, faculty and students have raised more than $20,000 for the American Heart Association over the last five years. KSUA Heart Walk Chair Lori Lee said, "We have always had amazing support from our students in the health profession degrees. Angella's idea to create the contest this year helped to bring all of our students into our fundraising efforts. We were overwhelmed by their positive response!"

The KSUA Heart Walk team also sponsored staff lunches, staff "jeans days" and a Harbor "Dine to Donate" program. The team plans to continue their fundraising efforts with a Texas Hold 'Em tournament in early June.