MUNDELEIN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hundreds of Medline employees and their families participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2016 Lake County Heart Walk today in Vernon Hills. In this third year of partnership, the company also donated more than $60,000 to help AHA with its mission to fight heart disease, build healthier lives, and encourage heart-healthy living.
According to the 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update, cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for more than 17.3 million deaths per year. Experts also say this number is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030.
With so many people touched by heart disease, Medline is committed to providing employees with important ways to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle, including wellness activities like free blood pressure checks, CPR training and educational seminars.
“Everything we do at Medline is focused on helping to improve lives. We are proud to partner with AHA and believe in a shared goal of working together to find lifesaving solutions and to help people think differently about their health,” says Andy Mills, president, Medline. “Events like these allow us to reach employees, communities and those battling heart disease in a truly meaningful way.”
“We are so grateful for Medline’s support of the Metro Chicago Heart Walks,” said Jayme Pierson, vice president of corporate development at the American Heart Association. “These walks raise critical funds for our medical research and education programs, and we can’t win the fight against heart disease and stroke without the vital support of companies like Medline.”
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke. To date, Medline has donated more than $110,000 to AHA to help continue the work they do around research, awareness and prevention.
Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.