Walking for life

Photo by James Mitchell
Kathy Kaufman, executive director for the greater Detroit area chapter of the American Heart Association, joined dozens of employees at Oakwood Heritage Hospital, 10000 Telegraph Road, for National Walking Day. Before taking a noon stroll around the Taylor hospital grounds, Kauffman said the program is designed to promote a walking regimen for better health. “For every hour you walk, you extend your life expectancy two hours,” Kauffman said. The Heritage staff was one of four hospital sites to host a walk Wednesday, a preview of the Association’s planned Heart Walk at Ford Field in Detroit on May 12. Visit www.miheartwalk.org for more information.