The Scherzer International offices were bright red on Friday, February 2 to show support in the fight against cardiovascular disease. Employees at SI joined the National Wear Red Day movement to raise awareness about living healthier. The pictures above show Daisy (SI’s mascot) and employees from both the Woodland Hills and Rocky River offices wearing red as a visual reminder to us all to continue the fight against heart disease.
SI’s participation in National Wear Red Day follows on the company-wide fundraiser for the American Heart Association held at SI over the summer. Employees in Woodland Hills and Rocky River competed against each other in a penny drive that raised $1634.48 for the AHA in one month! Nicole Stevenson, Administrative Assistant at SI, shared her thoughts on SI’s involvement, ” My coworkers know the importance of heart health and we’re more than happy to raise awareness for national heart month. This month we’re taking the steps to be proactive in our everyday lives, whether it has to do with exercise tips, stress relief, or just creating an enjoyable work atmosphere that everyone can benefit from.”
With February being Heart Month, SI employees are staying active throughout the workday by taking walks, opting for the stairs instead of the elevator or joining other SI employees for the 7-minute group workout of the day! Cardiovascular disease is largely preventable and “risks can be lowered by adhering to what we call Life’s Simple 7: not smoking, being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, controlling blood pressure, controlling cholesterol and controlling blood sugar.”
National Wear Red Day and fundraisers like the penny drive raise awareness and funds to discover critical advancements in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, teach our nation’s kids how to live healthy lives and train community members on heart attack and stroke detection. Follow SI on our social media accounts throughout the month of February to see how employees at SI, “raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives. Because when we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do.”
Earlier this month, CEO Larry Scherzer and EVP Carole Scherzer spent a fun-filled weekend visiting C5LA youth at Camp Paintrock in Wyoming. The Scherzers are active Board Members of C5LA, a 5-year leadership development and college preparatory program for high-potential teens from LAUSD.
This October, Larry and Carole will be the honorees at C5’s 6th annual benefit event, Urban Campfire.
For more information about C5LA, visit: http://www.c5la.org/about-montauk
Learn how you can become a sponsor of Urban Campfire at: http://www.c5la.org/urbancampfire