In partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA), DynCorp International team members from all over the world supported the Greater Washington Heart Walk, held November 9, 2013. Nearly $6,000 was raised in support of the fight against heart disease.
DI teams from Afghanistan, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia participated physically and virtually in activities in conjunction with the Washington, D.C.-area event.
Committed to Wellness
Efforts were coordinated by team captains at each location as part of DI’s company wellness initiative. Captains volunteered to encourage their fellow teammates to participate, help raise funds and create awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Virtual teams planned alternatives in lieu of walking in Washington, D.C., with activities such as a heart healthy luncheon or a walk around their local office.
DI chose to partner with AHA as the heart affects all health aspects of human life and this annual event promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living with a fun, family-friendly walk.
The Greater Washington Heart Walk is a three-mile, with a one-mile option, walk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The walk promotes the AHA mission of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with physical activity. As the signature fundraising event, the walk raised more than $1.6 million towards the AHA’s life-saving mission. More than 8,000 walkers from more than 140 companies and organizations with their friends and families took part in the family and dog-friendly event.
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. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of their offices around the country. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.