Schaumburg, Ill (May 23, 2019) — Assurance employees, friends and family raised funds on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the annual Assurance We Can Be Heroes 5K Walk/Run at Busse Woods for Saving tiny Hearts Society. Saving tiny Hearts Society is a local nonprofit organization that funds life-saving research for Congenital Heart Disease. The proceeds raised for research at the We Can Be Heroes 5K Walk/Run will improve, prolong and save the lives of countless children born with Congenital Heart Disease, the number one birth defect among infants.
The 5K is an annual Assurance employee orchestrated event. It’s part of the Assurance Caring Together (ACT) program which aims to support local charities each year through monetary, drive and onsite volunteer initiatives. Assurance CMO and Assurance Caring Together Advisor Steven Handmaker commented:
This year has been very inspiring for heart health at Assurance. Our employees participated in the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, where our President Liz Smith was the Chair for the Go Red for Women Chicago Luncheon. Then this past weekend, we were honored to run, walk and raise funds for infants affected by Congenital Heart Disease. In 2019, we’ve helped contribute to the overall $1.9 million raised for these campaigns while also helping clients implement wellness-focused solutions for their employees.
Community outreach and employee wellness are among Assurance’s core foundations. Under the corporate mantra of minimizing risk and maximizing health, 5K participants had the opportunity to help minimize the risk of heart disease in infants, while also focusing on their own heart health and well-being. The Assurance 5K serves as a great representation of those two initiatives and a large reason why the Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage has been honored over 100 times for its corporate culture.
Learn more about Assurance’s culture of sharing by visiting www.assuranceagency.com/about-us/act.
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.