Working Well Has Heart

This year, Working Well is teaming up with the American Heart Association to challenge employers to participate in the 20th Annual Midlands Heart Walk! The Midlands Heart Walk will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. 

The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The Heart Walk is their mission in action. Join more than 5,000 walkers in the Midlands to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living all while raising critical funds for their lifesaving mission. 

The new Working Well Has Heart: Worksite Walk Challenge engages employers in two ways:

  1. To see which worksite can raise the most money through different heart healthy activities in the workplace. Every dollar raised for the Midlands Heart Walk goes back into the community by supporting regional research projects and local mission-related programs and operations. Some mission related-programs include Check. Change. Control.; Simple Cooking with Heart; and CPR education and training.
  2. Working Well also challenges employers to see which worksite can have the most employees participate in the Midlands Heart Walk on March 24, 2018. Recognition will be based on the percent of participating employees.  

To kick off the Working Well Has Heart Challenge, Working Well and the American Heart Association are hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m. for those interested in being a worksite coach. Visit here to register for the webinar. 

In this webinar, you will learn more about how to get involved in the Working Well Has Heart: Worksite Walk Challenge; hear best practices from employers who have successfully raised money and increased their employee participation through creative tactics; and hear from the American Heart Association walk directors about various ways to launch a successful walk campaign. 

To register for the Working Well has Heart: Worksite Walk Challenge, email Sara Grace Bailey at After registering, you will receive the Midlands Heart Walk Coach Guide to get started. 

11-27-2017 10:54 (EST)