Employees benefit from workplace wellness programs that stem from Heart Walks
DALLAS (March 14, 2017) – Each year, the American Heart Association’s Heart Walks bring together more than 1 million people from 15,000 companies to help fight against the nation’s two biggest killers, No. 1 heart disease and No. 5 stroke.
Since 1992, Heart Walks have raised approximately $1.6 billion collectively to support the research, education, prevention and community programs funded by the AHA.
“We are thankful to our dedicated corporate partners and their engaged employees who are participating in this important community cause to create healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” said Nancy Brown, the American Heart Association’s Chief Executive Officer. “The AHA Heart Walks offer a unique opportunity to bring together passionate survivors and community members to not only raise lifesaving funds, but also raise healthy heartbeats.”
Companies like AT&T, Tenet Healthcare, UnitedHealth Group and Union Bank are National Heart Walk teams and some of the top fundraising companies for Heart Walk, proving that their leadership plays an important role in the life-saving mission of the AHA.