Every year, Lee Company proudly renews our commitment to the American Heart Association, one of our non-profit partners that helps make a difference in the communities we serve. Lee Company employees volunteer at the annual heart walks and hand out goodies to our friends and neighbors, while cheering on participants for a great cause.
2018 was a record-breaking year for the AHA. The Rutherford Heart Walk raised $109,000, The Warren County Heart Walk raised $75,000, The Huntsville Heart Walk raised $400,000, and The Nashville Heart Walk raised over $2 million! Everyone who attended these walks whether as a participant or a volunteer, felt the energy and passion behind the event.
“The American Heart Association’s mission is to be a relentless force in a world of longer, healthier lives. Our purpose is to be a catalyst to achieving maximum impact in equitable health and well-being in the United States and around the world, spanning all populations addressing overall health and well-being, anchored in cardiovascular and brain health,” says Sarah Joynt, Senior Heart Walk Director for the AHA.
“We do that through the volunteerism and support from companies like Lee Company in our campaign, Healthy For Good™, aimed at creating a culture of health in workplaces, schools, faith-based organizations, and communities by making the healthy choice the default choice. We celebrate our milestones, achievements, and our common interest to do more at the AHA’s signature event, the Heart Walk. Lee Company continues to be a staple not only in our own communities, but at the Heart Walk as well. We could not move forward our life-saving mission without your support and we are incredibly grateful.”
Providing solutions for how people can take preventative measures in improving their own heart health is how Lee Company continues to support the AHA and its Healthy For Good™ mission – and the heart walks are a great way to help spread the word! If you’d like more information on heart health, visit the American Heart Association website at: heart.org.