Thirty-one wellness program participants win big prizes in drawing
TEMPE, Ariz., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --US Airways (NYSE: LCC) Fleet Service Agent Dan Matzkanich "felt wonderful" after winning a new Ford Mustang last Wednesday at the airline's Arizona headquarters. Matzkanich, who has been with US Airways for nearly 32 years, works at Newark Liberty International Airport and won the car for participating in in the airline's health and wellness program, Fit for US.
"I felt like I'd already won for being healthy," said Matzkanich.
Matzkanich, 29 other US Airways employees and a flight attendant's husband won prizes, which included ten $2,000 US Airways Vacations gift cards, twenty $600 Apple gift cards and the grand prize, the Mustang, in a raffle. More than 6,000 US Airways employees, spouses and domestic partners who were enrolled in company-sponsored insurance plans completed wellness activities in the Fit for US program between January and March 2012 and were eligible to participate in the drawing.
"Good health helps us lead happier and more productive lives at home and at work. That's good for us as individuals and as a company," said US Airways' Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. "I was delighted to award terrific prizes to thirty-one of our outstanding employees and their loved ones for their decision to lead healthier lives, but the greatest reward of all is good health."
U.S. and Puerto Rico-based employees, spouses and domestic partners enrolled in company-sponsored insurance plans were able to receive a free biometric screening, which is a general health check-up that can identify significant health problems by measuring blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels and body mass index. Once the participants received their biometric screening results, they had the option to complete an online health assessment questionnaire. The screening and questionnaire results are private and are used only by the participant and a trained health advisor to develop a healthy living fitness plan.
The next phase of the Fit for US program, the ten-week Fitness Challenge, starts on May 7. Eligible employees, their spouses and domestic partners will pledge to complete fitness routines and track their progress using social media tools in this free program, which will award a $1,000 travel gift certificate and an Amazon Kindle Touch in a raffle open to all participants who log 150 minutes of physical activity for each week of the challenge.
To see an interview with Matzkanich and other Fit for US winners, visit US Airways' YouTube channel at youtube.com/usairways.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010 and 2011. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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