Jeanne D’arc Credit Union Raises $7,300 For The American Heart Association

CONTACT: Michelle Silveira

LOWELL, MA – Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is pleased to announce that it raised over $7,300 for the American Heart Association through its participation in Heart Walk 2011 on Saturday, October 15.

Twenty-one members of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s staff, plus numerous family members and friends, laced up their walking shoes to help fight the ongoing battle against heart disease and stroke.

“We are proud to contribute to the fight against cardiovascular disease, which is an escalating problem throughout America,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “Our commitment to this important cause, our members and our community is another way in which ‘we share a common thread.’”

According to statistics, heart disease is the number one killer of Americans today and stroke is the number three cause of death for Americans. Some experts predict that, due to cardiovascular diseases, today’s children will not live as long as their parents. This is the first time ever that an entire generation’s life expectancy has decreased.

The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, by encouraging Americans to embrace a better lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet and regular exercise. Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is proud to assist in such a worthy cause.

About Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union:

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was established in 1912 and is a full-service, member-owned community-based financial cooperative with more than 58,000 members and more than $910 million in assets. It operates six full-service branches in Lowell, Dracut (2), Tyngsboro, Chelmsford and Methuen, Massachusetts; three high-school branches at Lowell High, Dracut High and Nashoba Valley Technical High schools; and a loan center in Lowell.

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