Solstice Walks the Walk for the American Heart Association
April 26, 2016
On Saturday, April 23, Solstice once again participated in the 2016 Broward Heart Walk, raising over $17,000 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.
“At Solstice, we’ve supported the fight against heart disease for several years,” said Solstice COO Carlos Ferrera. “I’m so proud of the fundraising efforts by the entire Solstice team in support of the 2016 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.”
Funds raised will help the American Heart Association (AHA):
• Encourage individuals to 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 thousands of 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.
About the American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association is devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do. To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.
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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