New Albany-based insurance provider Aetna Inc. presented New Albany Walking Classic director Phil Heit with a $25,000 check last week at the Aetna offices on West Campus Drive.

New Albany-based insurance provider Aetna Inc. presented New Albany Walking Classic director Phil Heit with a $25,000 check last week at the Aetna offices on West Campus Drive.


Heit said the company would sponsor the event's kids walk, which will host 500 children ages 6 to 12 for the noncompetitive event.


"In order to put on the kids event, for example, we have expenses incurred," Heit said. "(The money) is going to be used in the long run to promote children's health, which Aetna, being a health-related company, wants to promote."


Adult walkers will take their marks for the New Albany Walking Classic at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Market Square.


For more information about the race and registration, visit www.newalbanywalkingclassic.com.