In February, designated as American Heart Association (AHA) “Heart Month,” DynCorp International was recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the AHA’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.
The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. DI was recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative for:
- Offering employees physical activity support.
- Providing/increasing healthy eating options at the worksite.
- Promoting a wellness culture.
- Implementing at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
“We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said Bob Lehman, Human Resources senior vice president. “Physical activity and employee wellness are very important priorities at DI and we encourage all of our employees to engage in some level of physical activity or healthier living.”
February is Heart Month
Throughout the month of February, in recognition of Heart Month, DI also collected donations for the AHA in the company’s Virginia and Texas offices. The team collected a total of nearly $7,000 that will directly benefit the fight against heart disease.
DI team members also participated National Wear Red Day® on February 7 in support of the fight against heart disease as the number one killer of women. Beyond its impact on women, some form of cardiovascular disease affects more than one in every three adult Americans.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s number one and number four killers. AHA teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.