In support of Heart Month in February, Pilot Travel Centers is kicking off its seventh year of raising funds to support the fight against heart disease and stroke.
This February, guests can visit participating Pilot, Flying J, and One9 travel centers to donate to the campaign and celebrate their reasons to lead healthier lives, the company said.
Ways to contribute include:
- Paper hearts: Customers can purchase $1, $3, and $5 paper hearts at participating travel centers to benefit the American Heart Association's Life is Why campaign in the United States and Heart and Stroke Foundation in Canada with 100% of the proceeds donated to each organization, respectively.
- Pin pad roundup or donation: Customers can round up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar or elect to donate other amounts on the pin pad during checkout to the American Heart Association's Life is Why campaign at participating U.S. travel centers or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in participating Canada locations with 100% of the proceeds donated to each organization, respectively.
"Together, we have the power to make a significant difference in the lives of people, both within our local communities and across the globe," said Diana Morgan, director of well-being and benefits at Pilot Travel Centers. "Rounding-up your purchase or buying a paper heart enables the American Heart Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to discover breakthroughs and develop initiatives that will save and improve lives."
As part of the Heart Month campaign, Pilot Travel Centers is supporting the American Heart Association's Life is Why campaign to advocate for the importance of CPR and to offer its 30,000 team members the opportunity to participate in virtual, hands-only CPR training.
Heart Wellness Tips
In addition to CPR classes, the American Heart Association provides heart health advice and wellness tips among other programming to help connect people with life-saving resources in their area. To find local programs, visit the association’s website.