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SIU Law Raises Awareness and Funds for the American Heart Association


On September 29, 2012, the SIU School of Law participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk at John A. Logan Junior College in Carterville, Illinois. The School of Law Team, which was the part of a larger SIU group, included Nathan Rice (3L and team leader), Veronika Jones (3L), Kyle Boehmer (3L), Alexandra Brown (3L), Jessica Nardulli (3L), Megan Smith (3L), and Michael Levy (1L). Two of these students, Nathan and Kyle, are survivors of heart disease or heart conditions.

This year’s Heart Walk raised approximately $200,000 for the Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Heart Association, and the School of Law Team raised over $1,500 in donations. The Heart Walk, which was chaired by SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng, was a tremendous opportunity for our students to get involved with the university and our local community and work to defeat heart disease--the nation’s deadliest but most preventable health condition.