Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first aid supplies and
automated external defibrillator (AED) programs, today announced it has
teamed up with the American Heart Association (AHA) for Heart Walks &
Runs this year. Since its first event in March, Cintas has raised
$74,000 towards its total donation goal of $100,000. The upcoming events
are highlighted in the 2012
Heart Walk calendar from Cintas, the largest nationwide provider of
AHA training courses and programs. More than 1,000 Cintas partners
throughout the country are expected to participate in the events.
"Deaths from heart disease total more than 500,000 per year, making it
the leading cause of death in the U.S.," said Jennifer Hauck, Executive
Director, AHA Cincinnati Metro. "With the support of companies like
Cintas, we are able to raise awareness of heart disease, its risks and
the impact that a healthy lifestyle can have on individuals."
The 2012 Heart Walk & Run schedule includes:
May 1 - Philadelphia, Pa., Citizen's Bank Park
May 12 - Detroit, Mich., Ford Field
June 2 - Denver, Colo., Denver Performing Arts Complex
Sept. 8 - Dallas, Texas, Victory Plaza/American Airlines Center
Sept. 22 - Atlanta, Ga., Atlantic Station
Sept. 22 - Charlotte, N.C., Center City
Sept. 23 - Palatine, Ill., Harper College
Oct. 20 - Baltimore, Md., Rash Field
Nov. 3 - Houston, Texas, Sam Houston Park
Nov. 10 - Orange County, Calif., Orange County Great Park
According to the AHA, the costs associated with heart disease are
expected to triple by 2030. Heart Walks and Runs provide the primary
source of fundraising money for the AHA. The majority of donations go
toward research and community education. Last year, Cintas raised more
than $70,000 for the cause. By sharing life-saving information,
incidents of heart disease will decrease, which helps limit direct and
indirect costs of the disease.
"We're thrilled to be working with the AHA again to support this
worthwhile cause," said Scott Garula, President and COO, First Aid &
Safety, Cintas. "We hope to inspire others to make healthy choices and
reduce preventable deaths."
AEDs, such as the ReviveR View AED unit from Cintas, help increase
survival rates for individuals who experience a heart stoppage. The
comprehensive AED program is focused on all aspects of emergency
response. It provides AED units, CPR and AED training, site assessment
by a health and safety expert and periodic maintenance of the unit to
ensure it is in proper working order.
For more information about the upcoming Heart Walks & Runs or the
ReviveR AED program from Cintas, please visit http://www.cintas.com/reviversurvivor/.
About Cintas Corporation
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly
specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs,
manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first
aid and safety products, fire protection services and document
management services to approximately 900,000 businesses. Cintas is a
publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the
symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
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