DynCorp International team members in Fort Worth, Texas, raised $875 to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of the Tarrant County Heart Walk. The event took place at the Fort Worth Stockyards on September 13, 2014 and 25 team members participated on Team DynCorp International-Alliance.
“Our team was proud to be able to support the AHA’s mission and spread heart health awareness,” said Chanel Mann, DynCorp International internal communications manager.
The Heart Walk is a three mile non-competitive event with a one mile survivor route. DI team members not located in the immediate Tarrant County region and were unable to attend the Heart Walk event formed virtual walking teams, doing something heart-healthy in their local areas.
DI is also participating in the Greater Washington D.C. Heart Walk in November, and is inviting DI teams from around the world to join.
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.