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Middletown, N.Y. – February 23, 2016 – Crystal Run Healthcare, led by its Cardiology team, hosted a fund raiser to benefit the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. On Friday, February 5th, providers and staff at Crystal Run Healthcare’s over 30 locations personally donated money and wore red to help raise funds and bring attention to the staggering facts around heart disease and stroke, encouraging women to take action to live longer, healthier lives. On Wear Red Day, employees had the opportunity to wear red clothing or purchase red dress pins to show their support. In total, $2,128 was raised by Crystal Run Healthcare and donated to the American Heart Association to support educational programs to increase women’s awareness about their risk for heart disease and stroke, as well as encourage heart health.
Crystal Run Healthcare has had a long-standing commitment to heart health and preventative medicine for its patients as well as the communities it serves. Year after year, Crystal Run Healthcare has united with the American Heart Association to encourage heart health by participating in Wear Red Day. In addition, Crystal Run Healthcare sponsors the WSUL/WVOS Heart-a-Thon each year, a vital fundraising event for Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac-Care and Cardio-Pulmonary Care divisions.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. On National Wear Red Day, the first Friday in February each year, millions of individuals come together to wear red, take action, and commit to improving the health of women. Funds raised by Go Red for Women support research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health, a vital step in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke.
“Heart disease, often forgotten by many, remains to be the leading cause of death in women. Each year, through education, awareness, and fundraisers, we come together and continue in our fight against this deadly disease. As a Cardiologist at Crystal Run, I see patients each day who suffer from heart disease and I feel honored to coordinate our efforts as a practice for National Wear Red Day. If we all unite, we help save lives and battle heart disease for women,” said Sandeep Singh, MD, FACC, Cardiologist and National Wear Red Day Coordinator for Crystal Run Healthcare.