July 12, 2013

2013 American Heart Association Greater Baltimore Heart Walk

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has a tradition of excellence in the Greater Baltimore Community. When it comes to participating in community events, we set the bar for success. Last year, UMB joined forces with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) to participate in the Greater Baltimore Heart Walk. In our first year walking together, we raised over $66,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA).

The AHA has an ambitious goal, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020. In 2012 alone, the University of Maryland received $3.7 million from the American Heart Association in research funding, and it is incumbent upon us to support an organization that so strongly supports our colleagues.

This year, I am asking you to again join the University of Maryland team to build on last year's success. Together, UMB and UMMS have set a goal to raise $100,000. It is an ambitious goal, but I am confident we can do it! The event is Saturday, October 19 at the Camden Yards Sports Complex in Baltimore. 

It is my hope that those of you who participated last year will do so again, and that many new colleagues join with us this year.

Three team captain kick-off sessions have been scheduled to get us started. If you are interested in participating as a team captain, click here for more information. All team captain meetings will be held in the Saratoga Building in the President's Conference Room (220 Arch Street, 14th Floor). Scheduled dates and times are as follows: 

  • Tuesday, July 23 @ 10:00 a.m.

  • Wednesday, July 24 @ 12:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. 

Please RSVP to Colette Becker Beaulieu or Danielle Brown to advise them as to which session you will attend. 

If you're motivated to get started early, or would like a one-on-one session with our American Heart Association email, Kimberly Moore, or please reach out to her directly at (410) 246-6723.

Thank you for your continued support. With your help, UMB will continue to be a leader in our community.


Jay A. Perman, MD