Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run/Walk on Feb. 10 to benefit cardiac research
Jan. 11, 2018 MCW News - The 22nd annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in which more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Cullen Run/Walk proceeds have helped various research programs and scholarship including studies to identify genetic risk factors of heart disease, to learn more about the causes of hypertension, and to better understand the correlation between plaque buildup and coronary artery disease.
The Cullen Run/Walk is an 8 km run (scored), and a 2-mile fun run/walk (unscored) along the scenic Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. Sponsored by the Cullen family and the Badgerland Striders, the event includes Cullen Family & Friends Chili, refreshments, food, an awards ceremony and live music for the entire family. Participants who register by Jan. 31 also will receive a dry-weave tech running shirt.
For those wishing to participate but who wish to avoid cold temperatures, an indoor option also is available through the Wisconsin Athletic Club in Wauwatosa.
The event is held in memory of Steve Cullen, a former Milwaukee alderman, who died in 1995 at age 40 of sudden cardiac arrhythmia. His father, at age 41, and two brothers, ages 53 and 51, also died of heart disease. The Cullen Run/Walk has grown in attendance by more than 500 percent since its inception, encouraging heart healthy lifestyles for all participants, their families and friends. The event has raised more than $415,000 for cardiovascular research and awareness.
Registration is available online, by mail or in person. Registration is $30 for individuals and $100 for families of four through Jan. 31, after which the cost is $35 for individuals and $125 for families. Online registration closes Feb. 7. Those who register by Jan. 31 will be put in a drawing for a chance to win two tickets to a Milwaukee Brewers game and a brunch for two at Saz’s State House.
For more information and to register for the event, visit the Cullen Run website.