Construction workers and subcontractors on McCarthy projects across America wore wearing red today in support of the American Heart Association (AHA) National Wear Red Day®. This effort is designed to focus attention on the number one killer of women – heart disease. McCarthy is one of the largest commercial construction companies in the U.S. and a strong supporter of AHA efforts nationwide.
“Many people don’t know that heart disease is the number one killer of women,” said McCarthy Chairman/CEO and American Heart Association Western States Board Member Michael Bolen. “While construction was historically a male-dominated industry, that is changing fast and we hope that by wearing red and getting the word out among our employees and business partners, we can further increase awareness and support for this important cause. We can all be champions in the fight against heart disease and stroke by understanding our risks and working together to build healthier and more active lives.”
To help spread the word, McCarthy provided literature about heart disease in women at the firm’s jobsites and office locations for all to review and share with women in their lives. Among the many McCarthy project teams participating in the event are the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center in Oakland, Calif.; St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower in Fullerton, Calif.; San Diego Mesa College Math and Science Building in Clairemont, Calif.; Mercy Joplin Replacement Hospital in Joplin, Mo.; and San Jacinto River Authority Surface Water Facility in Conroe, Texas.
McCarthy is utilizing its “Heart Hats” community involvement program, in conjunction with the firm’s award-winning McCarthy Build for Life health and wellness program, to motivate staff and increase awareness about the dangers of heart disease. Each year, McCarthy Heart Hats volunteers donate countless hours of in-kind services and monetary contributions to improve local communities.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest commercial construction companies in America. A true builder, McCarthy is committed to the construction of high performance green buildings; progressive job site technology; and safer, faster and more cost-effective execution. In 2010 the firm launched McCarthy Build for Life to encourage all employees and their families to strive toward optimal mental, physical, financial and emotional well-being. In 2012, McCarthy was honored as a Platinum-level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work, McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. The firm has full-service offices in Atlanta, Albuquerque, Collinsville, Ill., Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Newport Beach, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and St. Louis. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com.