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Walking is important to Sandy Bell. Sandy began walking
6 years ago as a way to help people. The American
Heart Association's Heart Walk raises money for research
and the project was important to Sandy. Sandy didn't
train for the 5-mile event but she felt she was in
shape because of her job where she walks the aisles
of Nickles Bakery all night long. The first year Sandy
raised $800 for the event and that amount has increased
to $2500 in this year's event. Overall Sandy says
she has raised nearly $11,000 for The American Heart
Association herself. Sandy says she walks approximately
30 miles collecting pledges for the event too!
When questioned about her love of walking, Sandy gave
the following answers:
do you walk: I walk all night long as part of my job,
so it is nothing to walk the 5 miles for the Heart
Walk and at the same time I am earning money for important
research. The Heart Walk is something I can do to
make an important contribution to a cause the helps
so many people.
do you love walking? I enjoy my job and walking is
a part of it. I work in the shipping department so
I am constantly walking back and forth in the aisles
at Nickles. It keeps me in shape. So, walking is natural
is your toughest obstacle to walking? I work the midnight
shift, so getting a walking program going is hard.
But I think I stay in shape by working.
is your biggest surprise about walking? I was surprised
at how easy the Heart Walk was for me because I walk
so much at work. I walk 5 laps around St. Clairsville
Park and it doesn't bother me.
is the coolest benefit of walking? Walking for others
is what makes it worthwhile for me. The research is
important and I feel as if I am really making a contribution.
Sandy walks a lot on her job at Nickles Bakery she
has never committed to a dedicated walking program
but now with Wheeling Walks she is making a commitment
to dedicating time daily to walking What is exciting
news for Sandy and for all of us, is that even a 10
minute walk - like she does in the aisles of the Nickles
warehouse- is beneficial to your health! And Sandy
walks up and down the aisles all night long. Three
ten minutes walks a day can add up to the 30 minutes
that will reduce your chances of heart disease, reduce
stress, and increase energy. Join Wheeling Walks and
Sandy in walking every day!