Vencore Inc. announced Nov. 12 that it raised more than $290,000 for the 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk held on Nov. 7. The walk is a signature event of the American Heart Association and brought together more than 10,000 participants from both corporate and community teams.
Vencore President and CEO Mac Curtis served as the 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk Chair.
“At Vencore, our employees are our most important assets,” Curtis said. “As a result, health and fitness programs for our workforce are paramount to the success of our company. I could not be prouder of the Vencore team for working together to raise such a significant amount of money to support this worthy and lifesaving cause.”
“The Greater Washington Heart Walk is the largest fundraiser in the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate,” American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region Executive Director Soula Antoniou said. “This year, with Mac Curtis at the helm, the Heart Walk raised a record over $1.85 million in support of vital cardiovascular research. We are so grateful for this accomplishment that will help to save lives.”
“Each and every one of us could be touched by cardiovascular disease or stroke at some point in our lives. Whether donating funds or living a healthy lifestyle, we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones and our community to get involved,” Curtis said.
Vencore employees participated in many activities at its locations around the country during an eight-month effort to raise money for the American Heart Association, including employee social events, charity auctions, athletic events and the Vencore Has Heart Golf Tournament.