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Crystal Run Healthcare Raises Over $1,800 for American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign


Crystal Run Healthcare, led by its Cardiology team, hosted a fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day on February 1st. Providers and staff at Crystal Run Healthcare’s 22 locations wore red and personally donated money to help raise funds and bring attention to the real risk of 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 and purchase baked goods to show their support. In total, $1,859 was raised and donated to the American Heart Association in support of 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 an enduring commitment to heart health and preventative medicine for its patients as well as the communities it serves.  Annually, Crystal Run Healthcare has teamed up with the American Heart Association to encourage heart health by participating in Wear Red Day and taking part in the Tri-County Heart Walk

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 unite to wear red, take action, and commit to improving the health of women. Funds raised by Go Red for Women support research about cardiovascular health, a vital step in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke. 

“It’s always inspiring to see the practice come together to support Heart Month in an effort to promote heart health. We are grateful to partner with organizations, like the American Heart Association, to raise awareness and donations for this important cause. Each year, we continue to raise awareness in the communities we serve, not only for the month of February, but all year long. Our seminar series, ‘A Night with Cardiology’, was created for people to learn from Cardiologists outside of the doctor’s office and give the community an opportunity to ask questions in an open setting. We’re excited to continue our heart health education in new ways!” said Sherma G. Winchester-Penny MD, Cardiologist at Crystal Run Healthcare.