• American Heart Association Heart Walk raises money and awareness for heart disease and stroke, as well as promotes heart-healthy living. We will be participating in this walk on October 4th. Check out our team page here.
Since their induction during the 1960s, charity walkathons and fun-runs are common fundraising events. Here are our 3 main reasons why we choose walk/run:
1. Employee Camaraderie
When employees get together to support a cause, it promotes workplace pride and a sense of belonging.
2. Promotion of Health
It’s no secret that walking and running are good for us, lowering the risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol, in addition to reducing stress.
3. Raising Money for a Great Cause
Despite high upfront costs, walkathons and fun-runs generate a profit, in addition to creating strong brand awareness. Last year, the American Heart Association Walk/Run raised almost $300 million and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, in combination with other charity walks, raised over $450 million.
It feels good to give back! What charity walkathons/runs does your company participate in? Let us know in the comments!