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CAP COM Celebrates National Heart Month

Friday, 20 February 2015 14:32

Celebrating National Heart Month

ALBANY, NY – CAP COM Federal Credit Union partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to make an impact during national heart month and we had some fun while we're at it!

Hundreds of employees wore red on February 6th to benefit National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular disease with the American Heart Association.

CAP COM employees not only showed their heart, but they jumped their hearts out during a workplace Jump-a-Thon. The concept for the Jump-a-Thon came from AHA's Jump Rope for Heart Program which lets students have fun jumping rope while learning about heart-healthy habits. Employees were asked to jump rope for 60 seconds during their lunch break to see that they can have fun while taking care of their bodies!

For the third year, CAP COM supported 15 schools through the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart program which rewards kids for exercising and having fun as we unite to prevent heart disease! CAP COM donated $250 to each physical education department; in addition, top event fundraisers won gift cards from Dick's Sporting Goods.

"CAP COM's support of the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart program has improved the health of children in the Capital Region. The children love the awards from CAP COM, and the physical education teachers are thrilled to have the CAP COM donation to purchase more equipment. We applaud CAP COM for understanding the importance of creating fun exercise programs for children. CAP COM'S partnership is an investment in the future of the Capital Region," said Katherine McCarthy, Senior Director of Communications at the American Heart Association.

Click here if you'd like to help or learn more about our Foundation or call Foundation Administrator Amanda Goyer at (518) 458-2195 ext. 3553.