April 27, 2017
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees have a lot to celebrate—exceeding their fundraising goal of $20,000 and setting a donation record of $33,785 for the Company’s final American Heart Association’s Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Heart Walk campaign.
Over the course of the three-month CSRA Heart Walk campaign, opportunities for employees to donate ranged from general donations, a trail marker donation, and fundraisers that included purchasing food, candy grams, and a Company Heart Walk T-shirt.
The 2017 SRR campaign was led by Christie Sudduth as the chair, Christine Ridgeway as the co-chair, and Joel Cantrell as the sponsoring manager. As each person had different reasons for leading portions of the campaign, Sudduth was personally inspired after she received her screening results from the Company’s Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Program (HASP).
“Because I participated in the HASP screenings, I discovered my genetic predisposition for high blood pressure,” said Sudduth. “The contributions we make each year with our Heart Walk campaign help ensure programs such as the HASP are possible.”
SRR employees were recognized for their hard work at the SRR Heart Walk Celebration. Raising at least $1,000 each, employees Joel Cantrell, Meghan Martin, Annah Garrison, Edith Lewis-Buncomb, Jennifer Darby, Jonathan Mills, and Christie Sudduth received the “Top Walker” award. Annah Garrison, representing team “Get Your Hearts On,” received the “Number One Team” and “Largest Grossing Fundraiser” awards. The “Best Strut” was awarded to Guy Campbell; Ginger Glass and Jessica Neely received awards for being the “Best Dressed Hosts.”
Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager, said he is proud to represent SRR and the employees who are selflessly generous throughout the year.
“Each one of us has likely been touched by heart disease and stroke, whether it is personal, through a friend, or family member,” said Foster. “The fact that we can complete our daily missions here at SRR and still find time to support such an important cause is commendable.”
At the conclusion of the 2017 CSRA Heart Walk campaign, SRR ranked number three out of 73 companies participating.
SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins, and AECOM Technical Services.