The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Corliss Montesi of Stanley Black & Decker and Kay Mooney of Aetna, as co-chairs of the 2018 Hartford Heart Walk. The 26th annual Hartford Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, October 6 at a NEW location, the Yard Goats Stadium in Hartford.
Montesi and Mooney will lead the organizational and recruitment efforts in the greater Hartford area. They will call on thousands of area volunteers, survivors, walkers, and business leaders to step up to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with over 7,000 deaths in Connecticut each year”, said Montesi. “I am eager to take on this leadership role once again and have the opportunity to promote health and wellness. Stanley Black & Decker has been a strong supporter of the American Heart Association and we are committed to continue our support to advance this lifesaving mission.”
“Our commitment to heart health extends beyond this one day”, said Mooney. “Working to improve the lives of our employees and our community is a year-long effort at Aetna. By helping the American Heart Association, we are making an impact on our collective health and making a difference in the fight against heart disease and stroke.”
The Hartford Heart Walk will attempt to raise more than $375,000 to fund research and education to fight heart disease and stroke. Each day, nearly 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease. That’s an average of one death every 37 seconds.
Corliss Montesi is Vice President, Corporate Controller, at Stanley Black & Decker, a worldwide supplier of hand and power tools, industrial equipment, and security solutions. Corliss leads a global organization in all aspects of accounting, controls and trade compliance. A passionate supporter of women and diversity, she is also an Executive Sponsor of the SBD Women’s Network.
Kay Mooney currently serves as Vice President of Workforce Well-being & Inclusion for Aetna. In addition to overseeing the strategic design, delivery and administration of the company’s employee and retiree benefits, Mooney leads work to understand the many determinants of well-being and build programs that address the greatest area of opportunity – all in line with the company’s strategy of creating a health care experience that’s simpler and more responsive to individual needs.
To learn more about the Hartford Heart Walk, or to find out about sponsorship opportunities, please call Wendy Schrlau at (203) 303-3317 or go to www.hartfordheartwalk.org.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.