Solstice Raises Over $17,000 for Heart Walk

April 04, 2011

Solstice Benefits, a leading dental, vision and life benefits provider, participated as a 2011 Start! Heart Walk sponsor, raising over $17,500 for the American Heart Association.

Solstice employees and their families walked together to fight cardiovascular disease, the #1 killer in men and women and the #2 killer in children, at the Heart Walk event which attracted thousands of community members. The event featured a 5K (3.1) mile journey to promote a healthier lifestyle and participants celebrated raising nearly $600,000 in lifesaving funds for heart and stroke research.

As periodontal disease is linked to heart disease, Solstice showed their commitment to increasing awareness of the important Oral Health / Heart Health connection through their fundraising.

“Solstice is dedicated to increasing awareness of the important Oral Health / Heart Health connection and the American Heart Association is an extremely worthy cause; one that we are proud to support,” said Carlos Ferrera, Chief Operating Office at Solstice. “Watching as our team raised over $17,500 and walked together to support heart health was indescribable. I am incredibly proud of the Solstice team.”

Solstice provided Heart Walk participants with pedometers, toothbrushes and tips promoting the Oral Health / Heart Health connection, in addition to their “Show Solstice your Smile” Photobooth, which captured the smiles of over 750 heart disease survivors, walkers, and volunteers.

Through their continued dedication to the mission of the American Heart Association, Solstice is making heart-healthy programs available to their employees including nutritional counseling, wellness fairs and a permanent office-based exercise station.

Solstice Benefits is a multi-faceted benefits provider, offering dental, vision and life benefits plans to groups and consumers. They service Florida as a customer-service oriented company that values exceptional service, integrity and value-added benefits. Their well-rounded plans, expansive network and service-oriented mentality keep them in the forefront of their industry. For information on Solstice Benefits, please contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit

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