PLANTATION, Fla., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Studies show that periodontal disease can lead to heart disease and stroke. Through their commitment to Oral Health and overall wellness, Solstice Benefits, a Broward-based organization, is honored to once again support the American Heart Association's Annual Broward Heart Walk. With heart disease and stroke as America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, the Heart Walk not only to raises funds for local research, but also promotes heart-healthy living and physical activity.
The event creates an environment that is positive and exciting for guests of all ages. The event, to be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Nova Southeastern University, is expected to be even larger than years prior, with thousands of community families and businesses supporting its worthy cause. Participants will have the opportunity to raise funds for the American Heart Association, as they take a 5K walk around the campus in support of cardiovascular research.
As the Heart Walk's 2011 Top Small Business Fundraiser award recipient, the Solstice Benefits team is gearing up for another triumphant turnout at the Heart Walk. Last year, the Solstice organization raised an astounding $18,600 for the event. At the recent kick-off for the 2012 Heart Walk, Solstice Benefits employees agreed that they would double the company goal to $30,000. The team is forecasting a promising outcome, and has already begun arranging fundraisers and contacting local businesses and organizations for support and involvement.
"Thirty thousand dollars is a big number, but I believe in this cause and in our team," said Ferrera to clients who inquired on the employees' progress for the Heart Walk. "Our employees are passionate about this event and committed to its success. They have been planning events and working hard to raise as much money as possible. Their motivation keeps me confident and makes me proud to be part of this passionate team."
In addition to participating in the 5k walk, Solstice revealed its 2012 theme "We Heart your Smile" in support of the increasing connection between periodontal disease and heart disease. To support this theme, the Solstice tent will feature a photo booth with fun props at this year's walk. The photo booth made its debut at the Solstice tent last year and was a hit with the families and participants of the walk as they received a keepsake photo strip. Solstice Benefits will also receive the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Gold Level award at this year's Heart Walk for their commitment to providing healthy lifestyle options to their employees.
Whether you or someone you know has heart disease, the Heart Walk is a great opportunity to participate in a healthy activity for an important cause. Join them and thousands of others at the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Help make a difference.
For further information about the Broward County Start! Heart Walk, visit www.browardheartwalk.org or call 954-492-6996.
About Solstice Benefits:
Solstice, a Broward based company, is one of the largest ancillary benefits providers in Florida, with a commitment to improving health. Solstice was recently awarded the prestigious title of "Florida's Best Companies 2011" by Florida Trend. Their commitment to visual and oral health extends into their corporate initiatives, and through integrated programs that incorporate visual and oral health into overall wellness. Solstice offers dental, vision and life benefits plans to groups and consumers. They are a customer service oriented company that values exceptional service, integrity and value-added benefits. Their well-rounded plans, expansive network and service-oriented mentality keep them in the forefront of their industry. For information on Solstice, please contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com.
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