Corporate Olympics brings together employees from various businesses around Northeast Arkansas. During the event participants enjoy a fun day of competition, team building and networking. This event is not only a fundraiser for CHEF but also promotes a health & physical fitness plan for office bound employees.
Red Dress Gala
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. The Red Dress Gala is a fundraising event that brings awareness to this disease. Also, individuals within the community are recognized for their impact on the community. The black-tie event averages between 300-350 guests who enjoy an evening of fine food, a great auction, and entertainment. Each year Red Dress Honorees are recognized at the event. The honorees are for “Health Advocate”, nominated for their outstanding leader in the community and medical field; “Ed Way Community Service & Support Advocate”, nominated for continually giving from the heart to their community; Professional Community Service and Support Award for businesses over and under 50 employees; and our “Red Dress Ambassador” nominated for being an advocate and representing women and heart health in their community. The event raises money for our The Heart Truth Awareness of Women & Heart Disease Programs, as well as women's health general programs.
Heart & Sole
Heart and Sole has grown to be the largest 5K, Half-Marathon and Corporate Run/Walk in Northeast Arkansas. This year we had over 700 participants from 16 states and British Columbia. It takes over 200 volunteers to implement and work this event each year. Heart & Sole is one of our largest fundraisers but also is a great educational avenue to promote walking and running as a simple physical fitness activity to improve health and to promote the awareness of sudden cardiac death. This event helps fund the AED Placement Program and to date we have placed 77 AEDs throughout Northeast Arkansas.
Mistletoe Madness provides the ultimate shopping experience with over 60 specialty booths from retail and select vendors coming together under one roof. This annual event is held the first weekend every December at Gamble Furnishing Event Center, 5036 Hey 49, Jonesboro, AR. More information about vendor booths, admission, activities during the event at this year's Mistletoe Madness can be found on the events page.