by: David Whisenant
Duke University’s MURDOCK Study, which is based at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute cohost the monthly free event. Walkers meet at the Neal Davis Gazebo in Les Myers Community Park, 130 Lawndale Ave. SE, in Concord. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., and the event starts at 9 a.m. Participants walk at their own pace.
The walk, which always includes free health information, is held on the first Saturday of every month. Local physicians walk with participants, who have a chance to ask questions about heart health.
Duke University launched the MURDOCK Study, a long-term health research project, in 2007 with a $35 million gift from David H. Murdock, founder and developer of the Research Campus. The study’s name stands for Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease Of Cabarrus/Kannapolis.
Enrollment takes about 30 minutes and is offered at nine convenient locations. To start the process, call 704-250-5861 or visit www.murdock-study.org. Participants are compensated.