Summer is beginning to wind down, and at Filer Insurance we’re preparing to continue an autumn tradition: walking for a good cause! In the past, we’ve participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, and this year we’ll also be joining the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We’d like to raise awareness about these great events, and invite you to join Team Filer to walk for a better future!
The American Heart Association has two primary goals in organizing Heart Walks around the country. First, to raise funds for the fight against heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Second, to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle that reduces the risk of heart troubles. Filer Insurance is a long-time supporter of the AHA, both through our referral donation program and participating in the Heart Walk ourselves. Heart health is a near and dear issue to the Filer family, and the team at Filer Insurance understands the importance of healthy living. We’re proud to support an organization working to save lives and improve the health of so many people.
This year, we’re joining Shari Lofquist, our Commercial Lines Manager, in supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s. Shari and her husband Brian lost his mother, Joy Lofquist, to Alzheimer’s last November, after a 15-year battle. In memory of Joy, they’re forming a team for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk raises funds for support, care, and research, helping the Alzheimer’s Association move towards its goal of finding a cure for the disease. As the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s cannot currently be prevented or slowed. The Alzheimer’s Association is working to save and improve the lives of millions of people, and Filer Insurance will be walking for a future where families no longer lose their loved ones to Alzheimer’s.
We would love for you to join us in fighting against heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s, either through donations, raising awareness, or walking with us! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place on Sunday, September 25th; the staff of Filer Insurance will be joining Shari and Brian on Team Joy. The Heart Walk occurs October 15th; we’ll be walking as Team Filer. We hope that you’ll consider walking for one of these worthy causes.