It’s time to join a virtual Warrior Heart Walk team!

Join a Wayne State University Heart Walk 2021 team today!
Join a Wayne State University Heart Walk 2021 team today!

It’s that time of year again! Wayne State University is gearing up to support the American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Walk. This year the walk will be virtual, and we have a number of fun heart smart activities planned leading up to the walk!

The Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, May 15 – you pick the time and the place! Prior to the walk, there will be a “Move More” initiative where participants can track the minutes they walk on the American Heart Association’s app between April 16 through the day of the walk. Top walkers with the most minutes submitted will be eligible for prizes! We are planning a few fun healthy cooking “shows” with Wayne State’s own Anne-Marie Poltorak, assistant to the vice president for Research, certified chef and former TV cooking show chef! Stay tuned for more heart healthy activities as we gear up for this year’s walk!

Thank you to the 110 Heart Walk Warriors who have already committed to one of 25 Wayne State teams as of March 24th! This year, Wayne State's goal is to have 1,000 registered walkers representing the university on May 15 to help us raise $50,000. Team captains from across the university will be reaching out to their fellow employees to invite you to join in this important activity and to help us raise money for a very important cause!

Not only is this a fun way to engage with your fellow faculty, staff and students, but it also supports a mission that is near and dear to many. This is about affecting the lives of those who mean the most to us. Let’s band together and make this the best Virtual Detroit Heart Walk ever!

Register for one of our Wayne State University teams today! Visit here and join us!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Julie O’Connor, director of research communications at, or to our American Heart Association representative. Chris Rettich at  Thank you for your participation in and support of this important event.

With heart and gratitude,

Phillip Levy, M.D. – Wayne State University Heart Walk Chair

Contact info

Julie O'Connor

Director, Research Communications
Phone: 313-577-8845