Cintas First Aid & Safety Division Strengthens American Heart Association Partnership with Fundraising Commitment
Company-wide initiative includes “Wear Red” days and heart walk participation to raise awareness about heart disease
CINCINNATI, February 18, 2011 — In recognition of American Heart Month, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) today announced it has committed to fundraising for the American Heart Association (AHA), as part of its First Aid & Safety Division's efforts to raise awareness about heart health. As the largest provider of CPR, AED and first aid training created by the AHA, Cintas is implementing company-wide initiatives to raise funds surrounding various AHA events, including Go Red for Women, Start! and AHA nation-wide heart walks.
“An average of 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day – one death every 38 seconds,” added Nancy Wolff, Executive Director Dallas Division, American Heart Association. “We’re thrilled to receive the support of companies like Cintas that not only provide first aid training and products for emergency situations but encourage heart health in their own backyards. If more companies promote healthy work environments, the future of heart disease can look very different.”
Cintas recently celebrated National Go Red for Women Day by promoting heart health awareness and engaging our 30,000 partners to wear red on Friday, February 4th. In addition to fundraising, Cintas promotes a healthy work environment to align with the AHA Start! program, a groundbreaking national campaign calling on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health through walking.
“Cintas has great respect for the work AHA does and we're proud to broaden our partnership with them to help educate the country about the importance of being proactive about heart health – from preventative care to emergency training.” said Scott Garula, President and COO, First Aid & Safety, Cintas. “Our commitment to amplifying the dialogue about heart disease is one all Cintas employees approach with great enthusiasm, evident by our efforts to promote better health first in our own work environment.”
Each Cintas location will participate in local AHA Heart Walks, the organization's premiere fundraising event for heart disease. For information about local AHA Heart Walks, visit www.heartwalk.org.
Cintas’ First Aid and Safety Division offers van delivered first aid supplies, safety products, ReviveR™ AEDs, and CPR/AED/first aid training to help businesses improve productivity through worker safety and reduce workers’ compensation costs. For more information about Cintas’ first aid and safety programs, visit www.cintasfirstaid.com.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.