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On land and water, ArcelorMittal employees get their hearts pumping

By: ArcelorMittal Last Updated: February 6, 2020

The heart is central.  Without it, nothing lives.  That’s why we weave healthy living opportunities into our ArcelorMittal grantmaking strategy – so our employees can have healthy hearts and be the heart of the steel industry.  

From teaming up with city leaders to develop greenways (land trails) and blueways (water trails) to supporting events that get our hearts racing, we’re making it easier for employees and their families to get moving and enjoy a good quality of life.   

Partnerships offer events  

ArcelorMittal partners with several nonprofit organizations that feature a walk or run as part of their fundraising strategy. Registration is complimentary for employees and we encourage them to participate for the health and wellness benefits.  

At Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, employees jog alongside lions and tigers and walk next to polar bears at “Run for the Zoo.”  It’s a great way to spend a Sunday. 

In Northwest Indiana, the YMCA “Hub Run” attracts more than 1,200 people – including nearly 100 ArcelorMittal employees. And our sponsorship of the American Heart Association’s annual “Heart Walk” attracts employees and family members from across the community. They join a million walkers across the country, raising awareness for lifesaving science. 

In honor of our oldest community partnership in Cleveland, our employees participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs’ “Race for Kids,” which generates support for the organization’s year-round youth programming.  

Partnerships offer new opportunities to get outdoors  

Bicycling is growing in popularity across the United States. So, when asked to fund a pilot program allowing bikes on the South Shore train, we said yes. Today, our employees can access greenways in Chicago and Northwest Indiana from Millennium Park to the Indiana Dunes National Park and beyond.

Kayak and canoe enthusiasts are enjoying the results of our partnership with environmental nonprofits in Northwest Indiana. Our funding supported a new paddling launch in the east branch of the Little Calumet River. It opens access to a five-mile stretch for paddlers, anglers and other recreational enthusiasts. We know our employees enjoy being on the water.