For the second year in a row, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, Southern Company Services and Alabama Power employees joined together to support the American Heart Association (AHA) by participating in the 2021 Birmingham Heart Walk. More than 1,000 virtual walkers were part of the Southern Company team, making up over 25% of the total walkers and raising over $26,000. Out of that number, Southern Nuclear had 99 participants and raised $3,300, with all proceeds going to the AHA.
“The North American Young Generation in Nuclear, Women in Nuclear and Southern Nuclear Wellness Committees teamed up to encourage all of our employees, friends and family to support the AHA by signing up as a walker and/or donating to AHA,” said Tori Bayush, Lead Heart Coach for Southern Nuclear. “Since the event was virtual, we were also able to extend the invite to our sites for participation.”
The three committees also decided to hold an in-person event for Birmingham employees. Employees, friends and family were joined by Southern Nuclear executives Ho Nieh, Rick Libra and Millie Ronnlund to walk a mile at Veteran’s Park in Hoover, Alabama.
“It was a such a great event to be able to come together in support of the AHA,” Tori said. “We all celebrated with City Bowls (a local restaurant), played trivia on how well you know the AHA and your heart, and gave away gift cards to City Bowls for the top three winners.”