Exercise & Activity CSR News

Volkswagen Of America Hits the Road With Endurance Runner Mimi Anderson

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HERNDON, Va., September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Volkswagen of America (VWoA) announces its support for endurance runner Mimi Anderson as she attempts to run across the USA for charity – and set a world record for the feat. Volkswagen will provide a 2017 Golf Alltrack and a 2017 Tiguan to support Mimi and her team throughout the journey.

Enroll Your Family in Healthy Habits With Aramark and the American Heart Association

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Kicking off with healthy habits at the start of the school year encourages the whole family to achieve a smooth transition back-to-school, that can last the whole year. Aramark connected with the American Heart Association’s Linda Van Horn, a Registered Dietician and Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who recommended six simple strategies to help kids jump into back-to-school mode, with habits that will help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Republic Services Sponsors 4th Annual 'Childrenz Challenge' at Michigan International Speedway

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Republic Services recently supported the fourth annual “Childrenz Challenge”, founded by Scott Vitale in 2013, held at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI. The mud-filled 20 obstacle course was designed for children ages 4-13. This year’s course, with the help of Republic Services, featured a 36 foot-long water slide that sent participants into a puddle of mud to cap off the course. Over 2,300 kids ran the course this year. The idea for the event is to inspire and encourage kids to overcome challenges, build confidence and build their self-esteem.

Running Raises $140,000 for Entrepreneurs

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Thank you to our friends who ran a Virtual 10K with us from August 3-7 this year. The combined impact of our $10,000 Fund partners, runners, Whole Foods Market® Team Members, virtual runners and more, this year added up to $140,000 raised for impoverished women all over the world to start their own businesses. That equals about 748 average first microloans! Our team was thrilled to celebrate the second year of the Virtual 10K Run, adding a fun run in Austin, Texas and partnering with our sponsors to create excitement in cities all over the USA.

Arrow Employees Build Community with Bikes

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Nearly 100 members of Arrow Electronics’ Denver-based global business-operations team joined forces with the nonprofit organization Wish for Wheels last month to build 25 bikes for low-income children, just in time for the start of the new school year.

#WeAreWELL: Sarah Welton, Triathlete and Yogi

By Lindsay Gilbert
Blog

As the VP of Technical Solutions at IWBI, Sarah Welton is the primary point of contact for prospective clients and registered projects, as well as a subject matter expert supporting the WELL Building Standard and certification process. But she’s also a yoga instructor, triathlon coach and an accomplished triathlete: she has been named ALL American for the last six years, qualified for Team USA five times and competed at Ironman 70.3 Worlds twice.

WELL Story: Fitness at MNP Tower

by Madeleine Evans
Blog

Walking past the Vancouver waterfront, you may notice a striking building. This past year, MNP Tower achieved both LEED and WELL certification at the gold level. To achieve certification, the building owner, Oxford Properties, has implemented an array of innovative strategies to help improve the health and wellness of people who work at and visit MNP Tower. What we find particularly unique about MNP Tower is how the building embraces WELL’s Fitness concept.

Top 5 Takeaways from the Fitness #WELLography

by Vienna McLeod
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We know that physical activity leads to better health but sometimes it can seem impossible to balance a routine exercise schedule with the demands of the modern workplace. The Fitness WELLography is your go-to-guide for evidence-based interventions that can help you incorporate movement into your everyday life and design environments that promote an active lifestyle.

Here’s what you might run into while reading the Fitness WELLography:

TD Bank Group Helps Build Green Infrastructure in Miami to Improve Climate Resiliency

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Recent studies have shown that residents in Florida may be more at risk from climate change than any other state in the United States. Miami-Dade County, in particular, has faced great challenges with flooding, impacting infrastructure and costing immeasurable damages to residents, businesses and government.

Manheim Delivers Record-Breaking Results for Kyle Petty Charity Ride

Team members raise $110,000; locations serve as event pit stops in fifth consecutive year as sponsor
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ATLANTA, July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Manheim team members nationwide rallied to support the 23rd anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America May 13-19, 2017. For the fifth consecutive year, the brand was a presenting sponsor, raising a record-breaking $110,000 to support the Ride’s primary benefactor, Victory Junction, a camp dedicated to providing life-changing experiences to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

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