DynCorp International team members in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area raised more than $8,500 to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of the Greater Washington Heart Walk. The event took place on the National Mall, November 8, 2014. More than a dozen team members participated on Team DynCorp International.
The Greater Washington Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission in action. This annual celebration promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family-friendly environment. As the signature fundraising event, the Greater Washington Heart Walk hopes to raise $2,000,000 for the AHA’s life-saving mission. More than 8,000 participants attended.
The Heart Walk is a three-mile non-competitive event with a one-mile survivor route.
The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s mission is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Their goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. This new goal looks beyond helping people reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by focusing on helping them build stronger health and a better quality of life.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies and provides lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives.
Based in Dallas, Texas, the nationwide organization includes 144 local offices and nearly 2,700 employees. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.