MIAMI, Nov. 8, 2018 – With the wind at their backs, hundreds of Assurant employees ran a specially-charted course at the company’s south Miami campus, in support of United Way Miami-Dade. In its third year, the Assurant 5K race raised $206,183 in donations, sponsorships and employee matches from Assurant Foundation, outpacing last year’s efforts by nearly $43,000.

The 5,000-meter event, which took place on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, included outdoor festivities and participant awards. At the end of the competition, Assurant recognized the top three male and female runners, the floor with the most participants and the runner with the best costume.

“What started as a passion project for our dedicated employee organizers is now Assurant’s marquee fundraiser for United Way Miami-Dade,” said Shawn Kahle, vice president, Corporate Responsibility & Community Engagement and executive director, Assurant Foundation. “Every year, this event raises funds that further the great work of United Way Miami-Dade and reinforces our commitment to actively engage in strengthening the communities where we live and work.”

“Every year, Assurant and its employees go above and beyond to raise funds to support neighbors in need. The 5K highlights their creative and spirited sense of fun, while making a difference in our community,” said Maria C. Alonso, president and CEO, United Way of Miami-Dade. “We are grateful to the Assurant team for their longstanding support of our work geared to strengthen the education, financial stability and health of our community through high impact partners and United Way programs such as the Center for Financial Stability and Mission United.”

The Assurant 5K is one of the signature events of the company’s nationwide 2018 United Way campaign. Assurant hosted its inaugural 5K race in 2016.

The Assurant Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Assurant, Inc. To learn more about the company’s corporate social responsibility framework, download Assurant’s CSR report by visiting

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Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a global provider of risk management solutions, protecting where consumers live and the goods they buy. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant focuses on the housing and lifestyle markets, and is among the market leaders in mobile device protection and related services; extended service contracts; vehicle protection products; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance; and lender-placed homeowners insurance. Assurant has a market presence in 21 countries, while its Assurant Foundation works to support and improve communities. Learn more at or on Twitter @AssurantNews.

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