Phoenix, AZ, September 20 – Electrical contractor Canyon State Electric (CSE) and the American Heart Association of Arizona (AHA) presented Arline Nazario of McCarthy Building Companies with the Steven Maderazzo Lifestyle Change Award last week. The award, returning for the second year, recognizes individuals in the construction industry who have made significant and positive changes to improve their quality of life and overall health.
Nazario was diagnosed with a leaking heart valve and high blood pressure earlier this year. According to the Mayo Clinic, untreated leaking valves can cause heart rhythm problems and heart failure.
“It really clicked for me. I realized it was serious. I knew if I didn’t fix it, I wasn’t going to be around for my kids to get married or have children,” said Nazario.
After her diagnosis, Nazario began eating better, started walking over ten thousand steps per day, reduced her blood pressure, and lost twelve pounds. She also increased her average nightly sleep to seven hours.
Mike Gonzalez, vice president for McCarthy Building Companies, nominated Nazario after seeing the changes she made to her health.
“She is feeling better, serves as an inspiration to those around her, and is a heart health champion in our office,” said Gonzalez. “She is an amazing partner that we feel deserves recognition with the Steven Maderazzo Lifestyle Change Award.”
Canyon State Electric and the American Heart Association presented the award to Nazario at the AHA’s Phoenix at Heart Executive Breakfast on Thursday, September 14.
“We’re proud to give this award to Arline, who shares our company’s values of health and wellness,” said Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes, Canyon State Electric’s CEO. “Her hard work and dedication set an example of what is possible for those in the construction industry and in the community.”
“Knowing that someone sees my hard work means something to me, and I hope that this encourages someone else to do the same for themselves and their family,” said Nazario.
About Canyon State Electric
Canyon State Electric (CSE) is the single-source solution for electrical construction services in the Southwest. Founded in 1978 by Steven Maderazzo, CSE is now led by CEOs Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes and Christopher Maderazzo. The company’s single location is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, where over 160 electrical, life safety, and maintenance experts serve the surrounding community.
About the American Heart Association
From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites more than 35 million volunteers and supporters as well as more than 2,900 employees.
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