As part of an ongoing wellness initiative, DynCorp International has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to form Team DynCorp International and once again participate in this year’s Heart Walks in Tarrant County, Texas and Washington, D.C. These events promote physical activity and heart-healthy living with a fun, family-friendly walk at the Fort Worth Stockyards and The National Mall. Through these events, DI aims to raise $10,000 in each market to benefit the AHA.
DI team members not located in the Tarrant County or Greater Washington regions who are unable to attend the Heart Walk events will form virtual walking teams, instead doing something heart- healthy in their own communities.
The Tarrant County Heart Walk event will be held on September 13, 2014, and is a three mile non-competitive event with a one mile survivor route. To support the DI team at this event, click here.
The 2014 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk will take place November 8, 2014 and is expected to raise $2 million for the AHA mission. An expected 8,000 walkers will participate from more than 140 companies and organizations with their friends and families. To support the DI team in this event, click here.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere fundraising event to save lives from the U.S.’s number one and number three killers: heart disease and stroke. For more information on the events, visit tarrantcountyheartwalk.org and www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org.
DI is a Fit-Friendly Worksite
In February 2014, DI was recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the AHA’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.
Worksites throughout the nation can qualify 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 and increasing healthy eating options at the worksite, promoting a wellness culture and implementing at least nine criteria as outlined by the AHA in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the nation’s number one and number four killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year.