#FeelGoodFriday: OrthoCarolina Employees Take part of American Heart Association’s ‘Move More Month’

Our city is full of the best people and best businesses.  Every day we learn of something spectacular that our volunteers, supporters, sponsors, and partners are doing during this crazy time and it brightens our hearts and gives us hope.  We plan to spotlight these stories through #FeelGoodFriday. Every Friday, we will spotlight something spectacular around us.  We hope it will brighten your day too! 

Today’s #FeelGoodFriday shout out is to OrthoCarolina for encouraging their employees to get moving during the month of April as part of the American Heart Association’s “Move More Month”…

While they are orthopedic experts, OrthoCarolina holds cardiovascular health near and dear to their hearts, too. April was the American Heart Association’s “Move More Month,” and the team at OrthoCarolina knows how important it is to stay active as we move through these tough times together.

It all started with every parent’s worst fear. One day, OrthoCarolina’s CEO Dr. Bruce Cohen received a jarring phone call – his son had gone into cardiac arrest on the soccer field. Thankfully, his son was saved by CPR administered by a trainer and the use of an AED (automatic external defibrillator) that was on site. 

Since that fateful day on the soccer field, Dr. Cohen and OrthoCarolina have been committed to supporting the AHA’s mission to reduce heart disease and stroke to improve our community’s long-term health. 

To encourage their team to get moving, OrthoCarolina held a four-week team member fitness challenge. The goal was for every participant to complete 150 minutes of exercise each week through at-home workouts, walks, dance parties and more. #MoveMore with OrthoCarolina and the AHA in April was aimed at clearing minds, reducing stress and improving physical and mental health.  OrthoCarolina had more than 130 Team Members collectively exercised 1,661 hours during the month of April!

In addition to the OC Team Member Challenge, 52 Physicians and 29 Physician Assistants have created their own fitness challenge!

Way to go Team OrthoCarolina!