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Foundation of CVPH Planning Unique Heart Health Fundraiser

The Foundation of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is asking businesses and residents across the North Country to wear red and be one step ahead of cardiovascular disease.

National Wear Red Day activities are happening across the country on February 3. The Foundation is joining the effort to raise awareness and funds in support of cardiology patients and those at risk for heart attack or stroke in the region.

“Who will you wear red for? Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking away 500,000 lives nationally each year. Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by heart disease, from loved ones to co-workers, friends and neighbors. Together, we can do something about it and make a difference for thousands of people right here in our community,” Foundation of CVPH Events and Special Projects Manager Michelle Senecal offered.

Senecal said The Foundation is hoping people across northern New York will show their support on February 3 by wearing red and donating $5. It is also offering a “Stepping out for Your Heart” pin for $10. Individuals can donate by visiting UVMHealth.org/CVPHHeart. Businesses interested in participating or getting more information can contact Senecal at (518) 314-3359 or email her at msenecal@cvph.org. Money raised through this National Wear Red Day event will benefit the CVPH Heart Center and directly impact the care of cardiology patients in the North Country. 

In the past year, generous Foundation supporters have helped bring a new monitor to the hospital’s Alice T. Miner Women and Children’s Center that tracks cardiac rhythms in infants. Donations have also supported the purchases of these items:

  • Additional 4-day Holter Recorders, which decrease the wait times for patients requiring cardiac rhythm tracking.
  • A new EKG machine.
  • Home sleep study kits.

“Our donors have such a tremendous impact on the health of the community, helping us touch thousands of lives each year,” Senecal added. “With 100 percent of the funds raised staying right here in the North Country, every dollar given truly matters. And those $5 gifts add up quickly when you have a lot of people contributing. Every donation counts, and our staff are incredibly grateful for the support they receive because they know the difference it makes for their patients.”