The American Heart Association’s HeartChase event took over the CooperSurgical corporate campus to help fight heart disease. This new program offered CooperSurgical employees a creative way to explore the campus during a healthy activity, connect with their colleagues and contribute to an important cause.

HeartChase is an adventure game that puts teams on a quest to discover hidden rewards and complete activities that inspire healthy living. Teams of four to five people competed against other teams in a chase through the CooperSurgical corporate campus.

Each team faced multiple checkpoint challenges and located hidden cards all while tracking progress on their game day maps. The team with the most points at the end of the clock wins. Prizes were also presented for employees who raised the most in donations for the American Heart Association.

This was the first HeartChase event to be held at a corporate site. Events have been held in cities around the country to give participants the chance to have an adventure, without having to leave their workplace or city, and raise money to support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association.

CooperSurgical exceeded their $25,000 goal by raising more than $30,000 to support AHA programs and research. HeartChase supports the American Heart Association’s goal to reduce death from heart disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020, and also to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020 so that more lives are saved and fewer Americans die from heart disease.

“HeartChase is a great way to get employees outside and active in a fun way,” said Judy Campisi, American Heart Association executive director. “Every step they take and every dollar they raise helps fight heart disease in our community.”

To learn more about hosting a HeartChase event in your area or workplace, visit heartchase.org, call the Westchester-Fairfield American Heart Association at 914-640-3273 or online at heart.org/purchase.

CooperSurgical is at 75 Corporate Drive.