Detroit, May 21, 2019 – Bank finished among the Top 4 companies supporting the American Heart Association’s 2019 Metro Detroit Heart and Stroke Walk/Run by contributing over $38,000 to help raise funding for break-through research. Additionally, Team Comerica captured the best overall honors in the Top Team category with a donation of $15,000.
Comerica entered 18 different teams and was among five companies or organizations that featured over 100 individuals participating in the annual fundraiser. Combined, those teams generated over 450 contributions from colleagues, grants and miscellaneous donors.
Since 2012, Comerica has raised over $280,000 in support for the America Heart Association’s Detroit Heart Walk.
The Heart Walk is the AHA's premier fundraiser to save lives from the country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. The series of fundraisers take place at more than 300 locations nationwide. This year’s event in Detroit occurred Saturday, May 18 at Wayne State University as colleagues either ran or walked through rainy conditions to complete the course.
The AHA dedicates funds to life-saving sciences such as preventing strokes, putting scientific advances into doctors’ hands, creating devices like the artificial heart valve and teaching longer and healthier living.
In addition to the Heart Walk, Comerica supports numerous AHA events throughout the year, including the Go Red for Women campaign in February and the upcoming Metro Detroit Heart Ball on June 7.
Senior Vice President of Regional Retail Banking Larry Bryant serves as Comerica’s executive champion and Vice President-Human Resources Consultant Nancy Heaston is the bank’s event manager for the annual Heart Walk.
Comerica Bank, a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, has served Michigan longer than any other bank with a continuous presence dating back 170 years to its Detroit founding in 1849. It is the largest bank employer in metro Detroit and has more than 4,800 employees (FTE) statewide. With one of the largest banking center networks in Michigan, Comerica nurtures lifelong relationships with unwavering integrity and financial prudence. Comerica positively impacts the lives of Michigan residents by helping customers be successful, providing financial support that assists hundreds of charitable organizations, and actively participating in Detroit’s downtown revitalization. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Comerica and Twitter @ComericaBank.