HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity (TE), a top sponsor of the American Heart Association (AHA) 20th 2011 Capital Region Heart and Stroke Walk, joins 2,000 capital region residents on September 25th at Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA, in a walk to inspire and promote heart-healthy lifestyles.
As a national sponsor for American Heart Association (AHA) My Heart. My Life, a program designed to change the way Americans think about their health, TE has raised more than $98,000 – almost tripling its 2010 contribution. The company was also recognized this summer as a platinum-level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by AHA's Start! initiative for helping employees eat better and move more.
"TE is proud to support AHA in their mission to encourage healthier lifestyles," says Matt Hardt, Vice President of Finance within TE's Communications and Industrial Solutions business. "Through our own nationwide walking challenges and sponsorship of AHA programs, our employees have taken great strides to improve their lifestyles while inspiring others to do the same. We are proud of them and excited to join fellow community supporters of the AHA at the walk in Harrisburg."
While TE employees across the nation are joining AHA in Start! Heart Walks, one of the company's largest presences will be at the upcoming 2011 Capital Region Heart and Stroke Walk where TE employees will walk to express their commitment towards a healthy heart. TE will give out "Start Walking" kits to help participants start their own healthy programs within their communities or workplaces.
TE's sponsorship in AHA My Heart. My Life and the 2011 Capital Region Heart and Stroke Walk are some of the company's many community engagement programs. To learn more about TE's corporate responsibility program, visit: http://www.te.com/responsibility/ .
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com/.
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