Savannah River Remediation Celebrates Heart Walk Campaign

From left, Savannah River Remediation employees Azikiwe Hooker (co-chair), Christine Ridgeway (chair), and Joel Cantrell (sponsoring manager).

AIKEN, S.C. (April 30, 2018)— Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees recently handed out awards to employees who put their heart into the annual American Heart Association’s Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Heart Walk Campaign by raising over $27,000. SRR employees exceeded their campaign goal by over $5,000.

The 2018 SRR campaign was led by SRR employees Christine Ridgeway as the chair, Azikiwe Hooker as the co-chair, and Defense Waste Processing and Saltstone Facility Manager Joel Cantrell as the sponsoring manager. As each person had different reasons for participating in the campaign, Ridgeway was inspired for personal reasons.

“I lost both my grandparents to heart disease when I was in high school, and they are my motivation for being involved in the Heart Walk,” Ridgeway said. “Also, seeing the passion of other SRR employees and hearing their stories of why they are involved has been really encouraging and emphasizes the importance of the campaign.”

SRR employees were recognized for their hard work at the SRR Heart Walk Celebration commemorating last month’s Heart Walk Campaign. Raising at least $1,000 each, Cantrell, Ridgeway, and other employees Jennifer Darby, Ginger Glass, and Tessa Griffin received the “Top Walker” award. Glass and Jessica Neely, representing team “SRR Holy Walk-A-Molies!,” received the “Top Teams” award as well as “Biggest Bang for Your Buck” award for largest grossing fundraiser.

Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager, said he is proud to represent SRR and the employees who are extremely generous throughout the year.

“Heart disease and stroke affects so many lives, whether it is personally or through a family member or friend,” Foster said. “I am proud that SRR employees safely complete our daily missions yet also find time to give back to the community through such an important cause as the American Heart Association.”

SRR is a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies, Inc. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Solutions.