Chugach Alaska Corporation Team Receives "Hearts on Fire" Award at 2015 American Heart Association Heart Walk

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

(Anchorage, Alaska) – The 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Walk awarded the Chugach Alaska Corporation (Chugach) team for the “Hearts on Fire Award” for having the top number of participants among all Alaska Native Corporations in support of the annual event. The Chugach team raised $6,300 in donations, and rounded up more than 30 Chugach employee and family member participants for the event. The Heart Walk is the AHA's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from the United States’ No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke.

Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. “Once again the Chugach team has gone above and beyond in showing its support for the community through this event,” said Gail Forrest, EVP of Administration, who championed the company-wide fundraising campaign. “Despite the rainy weather, but we still had a terrific turnout thanks to employees dedicated to making a profound Chugach statement for this great cause.”

Chugach’s business is intimately tied to the Alaska community, where its corporate headquarters and a majority of its Alaska Native shareholders are located. One of Chugach’s core employee behaviors is a commitment to build community through volunteer work, charitable donations and community engagement with organizations like the AHA.

About Chugach Alaska Corporation: Established in 1972 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Chugach Alaska Corporation exists to serve the interests of the Alaska Native people of the Chugach region through profitability, celebration of our heritage and ownership of our lands. We represent more than 2,500 Aleut, Eskimo and Indian shareholders, and we work to provide opportunities through responsible management of our lands, businesses and assets. Chugach strives to fulfill its mission through developing operational businesses that provide wide-ranging services for federal and commercial clients including facilities management and maintenance, construction, technical and IT, oil and gas and education services. Learn more at

About American Heart Association: The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives. The nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. Learn more at