In celebration of Heart Month, McKinley teamed up with the American Heart Association and joined a year-long campaign to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke by going "RED" to raise money and awareness in Washtenaw County, Michigan. In addition, McKinley's Wellness Director, Meredith Mitchell, motivated team members with contests and awareness messages for a month-long "cardio challenge" to improve heart health.
Nearly 34 percent of Washtenaw County residents are affected by heart disease or stroke. To help raise awareness McKinley has raised money by running company-wide fundraisers and turned its Ann Arbor corporate office “Red” for the month of February. In addition to turning the façade of its corporate office red with lighting and banners, McKinley Team Members are also participating in the super-hero themed Washtenaw County Heart Walk/5K Run in May.
"We are pleased to support the American Heart Association by raising both awareness and funds for the "Go RED" campaign,” said Albert M. Berriz, McKinley's Chief Executive Officer. “Everyone enthusiastically responded to Meredith's cardio challenge, and we remain committed to our team members' overall health and wellness under her leadership and direction.”