MedHQ announces its participation in the American Heart Association Heart Walk, taking place Friday, September 22, 2023, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
MedHQ is proud to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise money for heart disease research. MedHQ has set a fundraising goal of $40,000 and will be matching all donations made through the company donation page.
“Cardiovascular disease occurs every 39 seconds and is the number one killer of all Americans. Those are two powerful and compelling reasons we are proud to continue our support of the AHA,” says MedHQ Chief Operating Officer Rita Hernandez Figi. “The American Health Association has a demonstrated history of leading breakthroughs in science and technology. We encourage our clients to participate in the Heart Walk with us as we celebrate the survivors in our lives and raise money to fund research programs.”
As an extension of their participation in the Heart Walk, MedHQ launched the Heart of the Business program in 2019, focusing on the importance of mental and physical health within an organization. Fundraising for the Heart Walk is a key component of the program’s goals each year.
“A proactive approach to wellness benefits can lend significant benefits to individual health as well as organizational health,” explains Tom Jacobs, MedHQ CEO. “The American Heart Association relentlessly works to improve the health of our community. We are thrilled to continue our commitment to the AHA.”
As part of this initiative, MedHQ has created a playbook to provide organizations with resources to create their own Heart Walk team. MedHQ encourages clients, partners, and the community to join them on the walk or to donate to the American Heart Association.