Healthcare Support Team members in Brentwood, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri, got up from their desks and took a healthy break on May 4, 2016, for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day. The event, held the first Wednesday in May of each year, is meant to serve as a wake-up call from the American Diabetes Association about the dangers of sitting excessively and the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day—especially while at work. It is recommended that everyone, including those with diabetes, limit the time they spend sitting to no more than 90 minutes at a time. Brentwood and St. Louis team members walked anywhere from one to three miles during their Get Fit Don’t Sit break.
Fourteen team members in St. Louis, Missouri participated in the American Heart Association Heart Walk. IT Procurement Assistant and quadruple bypass surgery survivor Cecelia Shirley walked with her daughter. Cecelia served as the “spokesperson” for Corizon Health to procure donations and participation for the event. The team raised $1,730 for the event.
On May 14, 2016, 31 Corizon Healthcare Support Team members and guests from Brentwood, Tennessee joined together on a cold, rainy spring morning to run—or walk—in the third annual “Run the Green Mile” 5K in Nashville. The event took place at the historic, now condemned, Tennessee State Prison, which opened in 1898 and closed in 1992. The race was sponsored by our client partners at the Tennessee Department of Correction and raised over $9,000, all of which was donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.