Solstice Walks Once Again in Broward Heart Walk, Supports American Heart Association
March 25, 2014
On Saturday, March 8, Solstice Benefits participated in the 2014 Broward Heart Walk for the fourth year in a row, raising over $8,300 for the cause. The company also sponsored the 5k race’s finish line, tossing out red Mardi Gras beads and cheering participants on.
Solstice joined other groups and organizations, as well as thousands of community members, in the annual walk to fight cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women and the No. 2 killer of children in the U.S. The 5k took participants around the Nova Southeastern University campus, which got people moving for the cause.
At its tent, Solstice gave away toothbrushes to promote good oral health and also continued its partnership with Holy Cross Hospital by providing “I walk for you” cards. Heart Walk participants wrote messages to cardiology patients and offered words of encouragement.
“At Solstice, we’ve supported the fight against heart disease for several years now,” said Solstice COO Carlos Ferrera. “I’m so proud of the fundraising efforts by the entire Solstice team in support of the 2014 Heart Walk. Our employees worked hard to come up with creative ways to raise money for this cause that means so much to me and to the company. Without a doubt, this passion will be carried over into 2015!”
Funds raised will help the American Heart Association (AHA):
• Encourage 9,000 individuals get active using online heart health tools and walking programs
• Send a heart disease or stroke survivor to the AHA’s annual Heart and Stroke Lobby Day in Washington to educate policy makers about issues that affect America’s cardiovascular health.
• Mobilize 2,000 women with the Go Red for Women movement, empowering them to take charge of their heart health with a personal record tracker and other health information.
• Save lives by training community members on essential CPR skills using the AHA’s innovative CPR Anytime self-directed personal CPR kit.
Solstice is a privately-held Florida corporation based in Plantation, Fla. Solstice administers and markets dental, vision, pharmaceutical, life and short- and long-term disability benefits plans. Solstice and its subsidiaries also offer Third Party Administration (TPA) services in the Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia markets—and are in the process of expanding nationwide. It was named one of “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For” for the third consecutive year by Florida Trend and ranked No. 5 in the Insurance Industry on Inc. magazine’s 2013 “America’s Fastest Growing Companies” list. Recently, the company was awarded accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), indicating dedication to quality and excellence in business practices. For information on Solstice, contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com.
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