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Team MedBen Challenges Heart Disease at AHA Event

05/18/17

  02:22:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 227 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News

Team MedBen Challenges Heart Disease at AHA Event

For the second year running (literally), MedBen participated with other area businesses in the Licking County HeartChase on Saturday, May 6 in Newark, Ohio. MedBen also served as a corporate sponsor for the event, which was created by the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote heart health awareness.

HeartChase 2017

A total of 27 MedBen employees participated in the 2017 HeartChase, a friendly corporate contest in which teams competed for points in a variety of heart-related activities and games. These challenges ranged from a human foosball match to a classic game of cardio concentration, as well as numerous opportunities to find "Power Up" words for additional points. As you can see from the photo above, we definitely had our game faces on!

In total, approximately 300 community members joined together to raise over $120,000 for the AHA... $30,000 more than the 2016 HeartChase event. And while MedBen didn't quite pull off the win (hey, there's always next year!), our "Code Blue" squad took 9th place among the 69 participating teams, and five of our teams placed in the Top 30.

MedBen Chairman & CEO Doug Freeman and President & COO Kurt Harden also participated in the event's Executive Challenge, each meeting their fundraising goal to raise money toward heart disease prevention. They will serve as co-chairs for next year's HeartChase.

Learn more about participating in, or organizing, a HeartChase event in your community by visiting the AHA website.

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