SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group recently teamed up with the American Heart Association and Broward PULSE in the fight against heart disease. BHG joined on as the "Social Spark" to power the social media presence for the annual PULSE Red Party on February 15 in Fort Lauderdale. More than 400 PULSE supporters attended this year's event, helping to raise $180,000.
"It is a privilege to support a cause that hits close to home for so many Americans," said Bob Castro, owner and president of BHG. "We are inspired to see PULSE members coming together to positively impact the health of the next generation."
PULSE is the young professional arm of the American Heart Association of Broward County. In addition to their fundraising efforts, PULSE members promote heart health through various activities focused on fitness and nutrition. Since its inception in 2011, the group has raised nearly $400,000 to combat childhood obesity and congenital heart defects through the Open Your Heart campaign.
"Organizations like BHG play a critical role in our shared crusade against heart disease," said PULSE committee member Danielle Walker. "BHG goes beyond simply providing financial support by encouraging and incentivizing employees to live healthier lifestyles."
As part of a company-wide wellness initiative, BHG provides its employees with access to fitness facilities while encouraging them to take part in company-sponsored recreational leagues and endurance events. BHG employees also did their part to help fight cardiovascular disease in women by participating in the 11th annual National Wear Red Day on February 7.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
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