Go Red For Women events across Pennsylvania help raise funds and awareness for Women’s Heart Disease Prevention
HARRISBURG, PA (May 3, 2018) — Over the next three weeks, the American Heart Association will host four Go Red For Women events across Pennsylvania that are supported by PSECU, the state’s largest credit union. Held in Altoona, Bethlehem, Camp Hill, and Pittsburgh, the Go Red For Women events – each scheduled in conjunction with a luncheon or dinner – are part of a nationwide movement to provide women with the tools and resources they need to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.
“Less than 20 percent of women realize that heart disease is their biggest health threat, and this lack of knowledge is costing the lives of the women we know and love,” said Larissa Bedrick, Director of Communications for the American Heart Association. “The good news is that over 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented if more women know what to do to reduce their risk. With the help of local Go Red For Women sponsors, like PSECU, the American Heart Association is able to empower more women every year with the knowledge to be healthier and help other women do the same.”
PSECU has supported the American Heart Association for several years. In addition to sponsorship of Go Red For Women events across the commonwealth, the credit union sponsors Heart Walks in Bethlehem, Harrisburg, and State College and encourages its more than 850 employees to raise funds and participate. Last spring, the American Heart Association was also the beneficiary of credit union’s inaugural PSECU Chips In Golf Tournament, which raised $17,311 for the cause.
“PSECU is a credit union – a not-for-profit financial cooperative. As such, we aim to continually uphold the best interest of our member-owners. That, coupled with adherence to the ‘people helping people’ credit union philosophy, guides PSECU’s operations on a day-to-day basis,” explained PSECU President Greg Smith. “We are proud to support the American Heart Association because its efforts work to improve the health of our community – members and non-members alike. The Go Red For Women events are an excellent way to raise money for the cause and help share lifesaving information about heart disease.”
The PSECU-sponsored American Heart Association Go Red For Women events throughout Pennsylvania are listed in chronological order below. Additional event information, including registration details, are available through the links provided.
“In addition to offering public education on heart disease, which is the number one killer of women, the Go Red For Women events help raise funds to support research programs that target women’s heart health,” said Barb Bowker, PSECU Vice President of Marketing and Membership Development and Board Chair for the American Heart Association Capital Region. “We encourage all women, and the men who care about them, to embrace this worthwhile cause.”
American Heart Association Go Red For Women logo
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About American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.