Michelle Wilson, Heart Foundation

2016 Award Winner
Award Category: Special Recognition Award - Individual

Michelle joined the Heart Foundation in 2004 as the manager of “Just Walk It” a South Australian community walking program that assisted councils, health services and community organisations to establish free walking programs in their community. Due to Michelle’s foresight and the leadership of the Heart Foundation in 2008 the Just Walk It was transitioned into Heart Foundation Walking the flagship physical activity program for the Heart Foundation.

Michelle is a strong champion of walking and physical activity both in South Australia and across Australia by advocating for free, community based, grass roots walking groups that support all ages, across all regions and all socio-economic levels. Today the program is Australia wide and continuing to grow.

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.