Jun 25, 2023
On Saturday, September 25, 2021, dozens of employees and their family members representing U. S. Steel's two Northwest Indiana facilities - Gary Works and Midwest Plant - gathered on a beautiful morning at Coffee Creek in Chesterton, Indiana, for the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk.
U. S. Steel has been a 16-year participant in the event and won an award this year for having the most registered walkers for this year's walk. During our 16-year history with the event, U. S. Steel employees in the area have raised nearly $370,000 to fund the fight against heart disease and stroke, including nearly $20K in 2021!
Thank you to everyone who raised funds and walked in 2021. And a special thank you to the Gary Works ERG leaders who organized the entire effort this year.
There's still time if you'd like to contribute. Visit the Gary Works page here on the American Heart Association's website and select the ERG team to which you'd like to add your contribution.
Photo 1: ShaKeia Reese (Safety and Industrial Hygiene Specialist and LEAD ERG President) poses with her husband and son, Raimele and Raimele, Jr.
Photo 2: Raymond Tarnow (Safety and Industrial Hygiene Specialist and SERVE ERG Gary Works Chapter President), poses with his wife, Allison.
Photo 3: Nancy Jocic (Operational Excellence Specialist and SteelPARENTS Gary Works Chapter President), poses with her son, Brani, to show who they are walking in tribute to.
Photo 4: Gary Works ERG leads MarQus Williams (Safety and Industrial Hygiene Specialist and LEAD Chapter Co-President), Nancy Jocic, and Thomas Ruffner (Engineering Manager and LEAD Chapter Co-President), pose after the walk.
Photo 5: SteelPRIDE Gary Works Chapter President Roy Wiggins (Operating Technician) poses with family members Nathan Smit, Tabatha Wiggins, Amanda Higgins, and Jenny Thomas.