Central Florida Disney VoluntEARS Take Wellness to Heart at AHA Walk

September 8, 2014 , , ,

I love sharing these blogs about how Disney VoluntEARS are making a difference in the community and giving their time.  Janet Burnley, Vice President for Compensation, Human Resources Information Systems, Workforce Planning and Health/Wellness for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts put this story out.

Like me, many cast members at Walt Disney World Resort strive for a heart healthy lifestyle. As in states across the country, heart disease tops the list of health concerns in Florida. Whether it’s a family member, friend or fellow cast member, we all know and care for someone who has struggled with heart disease and stroke.

Embracing a heart-healthy lifestyle is not just a personal choice but a community effort, and the inspiring initiatives led by Disney VoluntEARS at Walt Disney World Resort serve as a beacon of inspiration. To further bolster these endeavors, connecting with holistic health and wellness experts at Scholistico can provide valuable insights. These professionals offer a wealth of knowledge on promoting heart health, emphasizing not only physical well-being but also mental and emotional balance.

By collaborating with these experts, individuals and communities can enhance their understanding of holistic well-being, fostering healthier habits and lifestyles. Through this partnership, the impactful work of Disney VoluntEARS gains an additional layer of depth, creating a ripple effect of positive change in the community’s overall health and wellness journey.

That’s why hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS put on their walking shoes yesterday for the 2014 Greater Orlando Heart Walk. As the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association (AHA), the annual 5K was held at the University of Central Florida. Before they even crossed the finish line at yesterday’s race, Disney cast members formed teams to raise more than $23,000, helping the AHA make strides in its fight against heart disease and stroke.

With names such as “Ahoy Me HEARTies,” “The Happiest of Hearts” and “Mickey’s PhilHEARTmagic – the teams reflected the spirit of cast members throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Thanks to cast members’ fundraising efforts and enthusiasm for the cause, Walt Disney World Resort ranks among the AHA’s top contributors in Central Florida.

Besides raising important funds for the AHA’s research and education programs, the Heart Walk is a fantastic way for cast members to spend time with family, friends and team members in celebration of health and wellness. In addition to raising money and awareness for this important cause yesterday, walkers visited booths, entered to win fitness prizes and just had a great time together.

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