FLINT TWP. — In honor of February being Go Red month for the American Heart Association (AHA), HealthPlus of Michigan employees raised $2,876.33 for the organization through one-week of fundraising efforts.
This year marks the third year that HealthPlus has been involved with the Go Red campaign, but the company has been supporting the AHA for more than 30 years said Alesha Keelean, health and lifestyle management coordinator.
From Jan. 31-Feb. 4, HealthPlus employees at the Flint Township location raised funds by each floor in the building. The first and fourth floors, which were combined due to size, raised $1,025.33; the second floor raised $950; and the third floor raised $625. Employees on the first and fourth floors now have the honor of wearing jeans everyday for one week due to raising the most money. In addition to its floor-by-floor competition, HealthPlus raised money in a separate Jeans Day fund, totaling $987.
Between all the fundraising efforts at the Flint Township, Troy and TCR offices, HealthPlus employees raised a total of $3,863.33 for the American Heart Association said Linda Cordova, coordinator of the Go Red event and pharmacy pricing coordinator for HealthPlus.
This year marks the first time Cordova has coordinated the event for HealthPlus. “It was a challenge, but we rocked it,” she said. “We only had a week of fundraising, and there was even a snow day in that week.”
With the February event behind them, HealthPlus is now gearing up for participation in the Heart Walk with the American Heart Association in May.
For more information on HealthPlus of MIchigan, visit www.healthplus.org.