According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
On March 8, employees of the Kihei site in Hawaii participated in the 2014 Heart Walk. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) premiere fundraising event and promotes heart-healthy living and physical activity.
“We have wonderful and generous employees at the Kihei site,” said Carol Reimann, community and government affairs manager. “They showed a lot of ‘heart’ during the 2014 Heart Walk.”
The 120 employees who participated in the fundraiser volunteered a total of 180 hours and raised $3,280 for the American Heart Association.
For the third year, the Kihei employees also promoted the AHA’s Wear Red campaign with “Wear Red Thursdays” during the month of Feb. to focus on raising awareness of heart disease in women. Employees had the option of participating by wearing red to work each Thursday or donating money. AHA’s promotion only occurred one day in February, but the Kihei site employees chose to extend the promotion in order to raise additional funding for the organization.