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In addition to raising money for the American Heart Association's lifesaving research and programs, the Heart Walk provides direct benefits to your company and co-workers:

  • Surveys show that more than 90% of employees feel proud of companies that support an important cause.
  • Volunteer work helps employees develop and perfect leadership skills, including goal-setting, decisionmaking, problem-solving, time management, negotiation and networking.
  • The Heart Walk is a great way to promote health and wellness in the workplace.
  •   Step-by-Step Instructions for Implementing a Successful Heart Walk Program
  • Steps to Online Registration and Fund Raising (PDF) - 1-2-3 steps for getting started as an online Heart Walk fundraiser
  • Additional Guide to Online Fundraising (DOC) - steps for registering and using the online Heart Walk tools.
  • Customizable Heart Walk Poster (PDF) - Poster to display company and event information.
  • Prize Postcard (PDF) - Postcard with Heart Walk prize details.
  • Social networking tools
  •  Company Leader Resources  
  • Company Leader Guide (PDF) - Seven pages packed with information for company leaders -  from recruiting team captains to empowernig your walkers to raise money and achieve their goal. 
  • Timeline Template - This Heart Walk campaign timeline can help you organize and execute your plan.
  • Sample Recruitment Emails - These email templates make it easy for company leaders to get the word out to employees about your company's Heart Walk.
  • Team Captain Kick Off Agenda Template - Use this meeting agenda to rally your Team Captains and get your campaign off to a great start.
  • Team Captain Job Description - Here are the nine steps Team Captains will want to take to make the campaign a success.
  • Creating a Heart Healthy Workplace (PDF)
  • Walker Recruitment Email (MS Word) Sample Company Leaders email message to Team Captains for walker recruitment.
  •  Team Captain and Walker Resources
  • Heart Walk Team Captain Guide (PDF) - Step-by-step instructions for recruiting and leading a successful team ... and have fun doing it!
  • Sucessful Team Captain Handout (PDF) - Tips to being a successful Team Captain
  • Successful Walker Handout (PDF) - Tips to being a successful Walker
  • Sample Team Captain Email Timeline (PPTX) - The Team Captain email timeline will help you know when to correspond with your walkers and make your donation asks.
  • Sample Donation Letter - Sample solicitation letter to customize, print, and mail
  • Sample Vendor Donation Letter - Letter and tips for your company to solicit vendor sponsorship as a part of your Heart Walk fundraising  
  • Printable AHA Receipts (PDF)
    • We'd love to hear about the successes and fun you've had in your fundraising. Please send your stories about your Heart Walk to heartwalk@heart.org.