National ‘Wear Red Day’ To Raise Awareness For Women’s Heart Health

MIDDLETOWN - Crystal Run Healthcare, led by its cardiology team, hosted a fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1.

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 risk of heart disease and stroke. On Wear Red Day, employees had the opportunity to wear red clothing and buy 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.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, more than all cancers combined. 

“It’s always inspiring to see the practice come together to support Heart Month in an effort to promote heart health," said Sherma G. Winchester-Penny, MD, cardiologist at Crystal Run Healthcare. "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!”  


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