2014-02-13 00:37:15 - More than 100 construction workers at McCarthy’s San Diego jobsites wore red shirts and received red roses as part of the AHA’s effort to educate people about women’s heart health
For the second year in a row, construction workers and subcontractors on McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. construction job sites across America wore red on the first Friday in February in support of the American Heart Association (AHA) National Wear Red Day®. More than 100 construction workers and subcontractors on McCarthy’s San Diego jobsites participated in the event.
The campaign is designed to focus attention on the number one killer of women: Heart disease. McCarthy, one of the largest healthcare construction companies in the United States, has been a strong supporter of the AHA’s efforts since 2004.
“Many people don’t know that heart disease is the number one killer of women,” said McCarthy Senior Vice President Bob Betz, who oversees the
company’s San Diego operations. “Our goal was to help our employees, business partners and their loved ones understand the risks of heart disease and stroke so we can all work together to build healthier and more active lives.”
To help spread the word, McCarthy provided literature about heart disease in women, hung banners, and handed out red roses to every jobsite worker to enjoy for themselves or take home to their loved ones. The event was part of the McCarthy Heart Hats program, whereby employees donate many hours of in-kind services and monetary contributions to support important charitable causes in the communities where they live and build.
Recognized as one of the nation’s few true builders, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., is the country’s 8th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2013), the largest general contractor in California, and the second largest general contractor in San Diego (San Diego Business Journal, June 2013). The company is committed to the construction of high performance green buildings; progressive job site technology; and safer, faster and more cost-effective execution. In addition to San Diego, McCarthy has offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis; Dallas; Houston; Atlanta; Albuquerque; Kansas City; and Collinsville, Ill. McCarthy is 100 percent employee-owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com.