Pedaling for Possibilities: Heart Across America Bike Race

It’s no secret that the Dell team likes to go fast, and we like to win. But on the first weekend in May, our corporate headquarters hosted a completely different kind of race—a bike race. Michael and Dell team members from across the Central Texas area welcomed former Intel executive Sean Maloney to Dell for the Austin leg of the Heart Across America bike ride.

In 2011, Sean suffered a debilitating stroke, proving that life-changing moments can happen to even the healthiest among us. Now, instead of bringing Intel’s latest technology to people, Sean’s making it his mission to bring awareness to the issue of stroke and heart health by championing the Heart Across America bike ride from Palo Alto, California to New York City, in partnership with the American Heart Association.

Our Dell team members were joined by the Heart Across America bike team, employees of Intel’s Austin office, and officials from the American Heart Association. Before the riders left on their 45-mile journey, Michael presented a $100,000 check to the American Heart Association on behalf of Dell to go toward Sean’s $1 million goal.

Here at Dell, we take health and wellness seriously. We offer our award-winning Well at Dell program to our team members, we bring cutting-edge technology to Healthcare and Life Sciences customers around the world, and through our Powering the Possible program, we support a variety of health related causes, including the fight against children’s cancer. We’ve also come together recently to support other great causes, like Michael’s Fitbit challenge against Marc Benioff, which also benefitted the American Heart Association.

It was great to be a part of Heart Across America and to help Sean spread the word about stroke prevention. Hear about the importance of Heart Across America in Sean’s own words, then share with us how you promote health and wellness in your own life.

About the Author: Kristen Ethridge