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Pump the Wave 2004

Pump the Wave 2004

Tulane University's Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is on the move! 2004 marks the second year of the SAC's active participation in the American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk. Last year, Tulane University and Tulane University Hospital and Clinic ranked first among the top five corporate teams in the City of New Orleans with over 200 faculty, staff and students participating. The SAC's goal this year is to increase participation to at least 400 walkers. Paul K. Whelton, M.D., M.Sc., Tulane University's senior vice president for Health Sciences is the Heart Walk's 2004 Chairman.

Saturday, September 18th is the date of this year's walk starting at 8:00 a.m.

To register as a participant, or to sponsor a walker please visit:
2004 American Heart Walk

In New Orleans, the American Heart Association has already invested more than 3 million dollars in biomedical research at Tulane and other institutions in our city. This investment in cardiovascular disease is also an investment in the economy of New Orleans as American Heart research grants are providing financial support for many of our local researchers.

The Heart Walk will be held under the beautiful oaks of New Orleans City Park! Teams and individuals from throughout the New Orleans area will participate in the walk. The start/finish line will be near the end of Roosevelt Mall, and a variety of food and festivities will be located behind the New Orleans Museum of Art all walkers. The Heart Walk is a 5k (3.1 mile) route and is sure to get you motivated to start your own fitness regime for a heart-healthy lifestyle. Parking is available along the sides of the street lining Roosevelt Mall. Family and friends are welcome at the event to enjoy the fun activities for all who attend including the Audubon ZooMobile! It is a wonderful opportunity for fitness and fun for the entire family while supporting a great cause.

To add excitement to the momentum of this year's walk, the SAC has launched the "Pump the Wave" campaign. In hopes to make this important community event a growing annual Tulane day of health and highlight of the fall semester, all Tulane walkers will receive a commemorative Pump the Wave t-shirt made possible through the generosity of UnitedHealthCare. The Heart Walk offers many levels of participation including team captain, individual walker or donor. The SAC is hosting a contest this year in which for $1 anyone may purchase a heart to cast their vote for someone to receive a cream pie in the face! Top ten contenders for the low-fat and heart healthy cream pie will be tracked on the Pump the Wave web site (see below).

For further information on becoming a team captain, walker or sponsor please contact Staff Advisory representatives Elise Legrand, elegran@tulane.edu or Jose Alcaine, jalcain@tulane.edu

Place Name Department Votes
1 Aryan Barto Undergraduate Student, Uptown 100
2 Curtis Ferrera Epidemiology 78
3 Alan Miller Associate SR VP 63
4 Paul Whelton SRVP Health Sciences 59
5 Jiang He Epidemiology 20