HERNDON, Va. – January 30, 2017 – ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions, announced today it was recognized as the Top Small Business Fundraising Company for the 2016 Greater Washington Heart Walk, which was attended by 120 companies from the Washington DC region. ViON raised $30,000 for the Walk, in support of the American Heart Association’s $2.27M goal. The event took place November 5, 2016 on the National Mall, with a total of 12,000 participants.
Elizabeth Anthony, ViON’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, also chaired the 2016 Executives with Heart, a component of the larger AHA campaign that inspires executives to get personally involved in a citywide challenge to raise funds for the Walk. In 2016, the Executives with Heart campaign exceeded its goal by more than 15% for a total of $438,000, which is the largest amount raised to date under this portion of the campaign.
“It was incredible to see the entire staff organize and participate in nearly a dozen internal events leading up to the Walk, from chili cook-offs to bake sales – all to rally our team and reach our goal,” explained Anthony. “Heart disease and stroke is so personal to me and many of our colleagues and it’s a powerful motivator knowing that our efforts as a team are directly supporting life-changing research.”
The annual Greater Washington Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s Mission in Action and the organization’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers: heart disease and stroke. The annual celebration promotes physical activity and heart healthy living—and 90% of the money raised is put directly back into research. The American Heart Association (www.heart.org) held 107 Heart Walks nationwide in 2016.
About ViON Corporation
ViON Corporation designs, delivers and maintains mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions on an enterprise scale for the military, governments and commercial businesses, while offering the highest level of security available anywhere around the globe. ViON is well known for its cost-effective compute, network and storage capabilities, delivered on premise or through the cloud anywhere on earth. Supported by cleared resources that are highly trained and armed with the industry's latest certifications and specializations, ViON has a legacy of helping its customers meet business goals and mission objectives, support warfighters and deliver citizen services and drive innovation and business growth. The veteran-owned business is located in Herndon, Virginia with field offices throughout the United States. For more information visit www.vion.com.