Over 900 AIG employees participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Heart Walks in 11 cities across the U.S. last year, raising over $132,000 toward heart disease research and awareness. Says AIG’s Jonathan Monks, who also serves on AHA New York City’s Executive Leadership Team, and has been the company’s Executive Sponsor for the past two years, “It is inspiring to see my colleagues running down the streets of where we live and work, representing a sea of blue. This really bonds us beyond the four walls of the office and creates a connection that goes far beyond the work we do together, but work we are doing for the community.”
AIG has had a strong relationship with the AHA since 2010. Says Laura Gallagher, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, “As a company, we are pleased to promote health and wellness opportunities for our employees. AIG fully supports AHA’s message to help Americans build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”
AHA relies on corporate support, including employee participation in annual heart walks, to raise funds for groundbreaking research to help fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To learn more about the AHA, visit the website.