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Mark your calendar for April 1, 2015 for the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day! At Aultman, we host an on-campus walk for our employees to get involved. We take a quick one-mile trip around the exterior of our facility (weather permitting), complete with a healthy snack and water to finish. We’ll be doing it again this year at noon on Wednesday, April 1.

We want you to get involved, too – no matter where you’re located! So, we’re partnering with AHA and Stark Parks to host a National Walking Day community event this year. The event will take place in the parking lot of Ernie’s Bike Shop, Second Sole of Massillon Discount Outlet and Blue Heron Café, located at 115- 125 Lake Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44647. The event will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a community walk at 6 p.m.

The event will include free health screenings and the opportunity for children to have pictures taken with Aultman mascot Freddie and Stark Parks’ mascot FeLeap. Aultman Hospital’s Happy Tails volunteer dog teams will be at the event as well. A raffle will be held for Ernie’s Bike Shop bike rentals and canoe trip passes, along with gift cards to Second Sole in Massillon. Michael E. McCabe, M.D., a pediatrician and musician, will be singing children’s songs. Blue Heron Café will be offering heart-healthy dinner options during the event.

 We’re also giving away an iPad mini through a social media contest! We’re asking you to walk – anywhere, anytime – on April 1! While you’re doing it, post a message, photo or video to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter including #StarkWalks (and feel free to give us a shout out @aultmanhospital). By using the event hashtag, you will automatically be entered into our contest for the iPad mini and other great prizes from local vendors!

Winners will be announced on Thursday, April 2 at noon via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. So, follow us, get walking and cross your fingers for a winning post! 

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