Early Packet Pickup at Fleet Feet Madison, Sat Oct 21st 1p-5p.
The Red Tutu Trot will be a 5K run/walk winding through the UW Madison campus with the goal of raising awareness for cardiac health. Cardiac on Campus is the student organization at UW Madison coordinating the event. Cardiac on Campus was founded in 2016 after co-founder Brittany Derynda's 20-year-old brother passed away from sudden cardiac arrest following a half marathon. We founded the club in an effort to shed light on preventing sudden cardiac arrests, especially within the college community, where cardiac health is often overlooked.
We would like to reach not only UW Madison students, but also the greater Madison and Wisconsin community. The Red Tutu Trot is a fun and entertaining way to raise awareness for cardiac health by making a statement in the greater Madison community as well as the state of WI as a whole. Many people are unaware that heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in the US, but we can change that by raising awareness and setting an example of healthy living. The fact is that 9 out of every 10 victims of sudden cardiac arrest die. One way to easily reduce the number of sudden cardiac deaths each year is efficient and immediate bystander CPR and AED use, which will be the focus of Red Tutu Trot. All proceeds will go towards offering free monthly CPR and AED education in the Madison area..