Solstice Walks in Broward Heart Walk, Fifth Year in a Row
April 15, 2015
On Sunday, April 12, Solstice participated in the 2054 Broward Heart Walk for the fifth year in a row, raising nearly $11,500 for the cause.
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.
“Solstice has supported the fight against heart disease for several years,” said Solstice COO Carlos Ferrera. “Because of the fundraising efforts by the entire Solstice team in support of the 2015 Heart Walk, we crushed our goal by $5,000. Our employees worked hard to raise money for this cause that means so much to the entire company.”
Heart disease statistics are sobering—and a big reason why Solstice participates in AHA events. According to the Centers for Disease Control:
• About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
• Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
• Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack
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 has been named one of “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For” and has made Inc. magazine’s “America’s Fastest Growing Companies” list for three years in a row. Solstice has also developed the Solstice Marketplace, a private health care exchange. Created specifically with insurance brokers in mind, the Solstice Marketplace provides brokers with a one stop shop to offer personalized service to their customers.
For information on Solstice and the Solstice Marketplace, contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com and www.SolsticeMarketplace.com.
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