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Heart Hustle 5K

APhA-ASP Chapter-organized Walk-Run Event Raises $2,600 for American Heart Association, Promotes Cardiovascular Heath 

The Operation Heart team from the UHCOP Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) recently laid it on the (finish) line by organizing the "Heart Hustle 5K" run/walk event to promote cardiovascular health while raising funds for the American Heart Association (AHA). 

The Feb. 2 event to kick off American Heart Month in Lynn Eusan Park on the UH campus drew more than 150 participants, spectators and volunteers and raised more than $2,600 for the AHA.

The APhA-ASP volunteers, many of whom also participated in the run/walk, provided more than 60 free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings; educated participants and spectators on cardiovascular health awareness; and coordinated other activities, such as rope-jumping competitions.