Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) is supporting the American Heart Association by hosting the Central Vermont Heart Walk for the third year running on Saturday, September 16, 2017. In 2015 and 2016 combined, BCBSVT, family and friends joined together to raise $10,000 for the American Heart Association. Heart Walks are also taking place on Sept 9 (Franklin County) and Sept 23 (Burlington).
“BCBSVT is once again honored to host this event for a cause that affects so many of us,” said Andrew Garland, Vice President of Client Relations and External Affairs and Chair of this year’s Central Vermont Heart Walk. “BCBSVT prides itself on being a health and wellness company. We’re committed to the wellbeing of all Vermonters. And, part of this commitment, is helping to raise awareness on how to prevent or manage heart disease, stroke and other diseases.”
To join BCBSVT for this three-mile walk at their headquarters in Berlin, pre-register online using this link Click Here. Create a team with coworkers, family and friends or sign up as an individual. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on September 16, and the Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Strollers and dogs are welcome, and Subway Sandwiches® will provide food for all the walkers. BCBSVT’s commitment to health promotion is evident through their sponsorships and presence at over 200 community events each year, from a free water table at concerts and 5K races, to signature events such as Snow Days and Hike, Bike & Paddle. Moreover, BCBSVT’s Accountable Blue product encourages worksite wellness and healthy outcomes for members.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is committed to the health of Vermonters, outstanding member experiences and responsible cost management for all of the people whose lives we touch. BCBSVT is a nonprofit organization and the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, providing coverage for about 250,000 Vermonters. It employs about 400 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and its Information and Wellness Center in South Burlington’s Blue Mall, and offers group and individual health plans. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available at www.bcbsvt.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.
About the American Heart Association (AHA)
The American Heart Association is devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Their mission drives everything they do. To improve the lives of all Americans, the AHA provides public health education in a variety of ways. They team up with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join AHA, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of their offices around the country, or visit heart.org.