Local Business Leaders Support Go Red for Women Campaign

The American Heart Association announced the volunteer Executive Leadership Team advancing the mission of the Go Red for Women campaign in Westchester County. The campaign culminates with the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, on May 31st at the Hilton Westchester.

Go Red For Women Luncheon tickets are on sale now at http://westchestergored.heart.org.

Led by Go Red for Women campaign chair Judy Melillo, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, the team supports local efforts to raise awareness and funds to fight the number one killer of women: heart disease.

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Serving with Melillo on the Executive Leadership Team are local business and healthcare leaders including Maureen Adams, Director Clinical Operations-Internal Medicine at WESTMED Medical Group; Grace Ferri, Vice President, Development & Marketing at United Hebrew; Terri Ferri, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley; Dawn French, Vice President of Marketing & Development at White Plains Hospital; Laura Rey Iannarelli, President & CEO of  Rey Insurance; Juliann O’Meara, Partner with Wilson Elser; Doreen Salvati, Katonah Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President at People’s Bank; Silvana Spinozzi, Advisory Representative at  Lyceum Financial Group; and Kaitlin Triano, Director, Commercialization, New Payment Flows at Mastercard.

The group will share the lifesaving messages of Go Red for Women in the Westchester business community and drive corporate support of the event to fund programs and research. The American Heart Association’s research funding is second only to the federal government.

“Everyone on the Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team is committed to women’s heart health. We will be working with top employers and business leadership to help drive the lifesaving mission of Go Red for Women in the Westchester community. We know that by working through large employers in Westchester, we can make the greatest impact on saving women’s lives,” said Jennifer Miller, Senior Regional Director of the American Heart Association.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon includes a health and wellness exposition, local health experts, keynote presentation, and a PURSEonality auction featuring stylish handbags, wallets and more. Additional event information is online at http://westchestergored.heart.org.

The American Heart Association states that more than 80% of coronary events in women may be prevented with simple lifestyle changes, but prevention is hindered by the fact that many women do not realize heart disease is their number one killer—more than all cancers combined.  For 15 years, the Go Red for Women movement has worked to close this knowledge gap and provide women with tools, resources and inspiration to build a healthier life. Women can access free resources at www.goredforwomen.org.

Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by CVS Health. Greenwich Hospital is the Signature Sponsor. Check. Change. Control. local sponsor is White Plains Hospital and media sponsors include 100.7 WHUD, Examiner News, Westchester Magazine, Buzz Creators, Professional Women of Westchester, WAG Magazine, Westchester Business Journal, and Fairfield Business Journal.

PHOTO CAPTION: Some members of the American Heart Association, Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team attended a meeting recently at Fujifilm. Show here are: Megan Lucas, Regional Director, American Heart Association; Vincere Japal, Associate General Counsel, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation; Carolyn Gordon, Director Benefits, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation; Kaitlin Triano, Director, Go-To-Market/ Commercialization, Mastercard International; Go Red For Women Campaign Chair, Judy Melillo, VP General Counsel & Secretary, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation; Maureen Adams, RN, Clinical Director, WestMed Group;  Dawn French, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development, White Plains Hospital; Doreen Salvati, Branch Manager, Peoples United Bank; Jennifer Miller, Senior Regional Director, American Heart Association; Laura Rey Iannarelli, Owner, Rey Insurance Company; Juliann, O’Meara, Partner, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker, LLP; and Silvana, Spinozzi, Financial Advisor, Mass Mutual.

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American Heart Association’s CycleNation Pumps Hearts & Pedals for Research Funding

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) 2nd annual indoor cycling “CycleNation” event was held at Sportsplex Fitness in New Windsor on Thursday, February 28th. The goal of the event was to encourage Hudson Valley residents to use cycling to improve heart and brain health, while raising funds to continue the AHA/ASA’s vital community programs, research and advocacy efforts to end heart disease and stroke.

More than 100 riders from dozens of teams with names like “Spinderellas” and “Stent Spinners,” pedaled to high-energy music and inspirational instructors in this 2-hour relay-style event. Each bike had up to five riders who ride a “relay” style race against other teams. Several local organizations sponsored the event, including: Holt Construction/After-Party Sponsor; Orange Regional Medical Center/Wipe Out Stroke Sponsor; Popcorners/Refueling Station Sponsor; and Bike Sponsors: Lynn Warren Landscaping, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Mobile Life Support Services, Healey Brothers, Jacobowitz & Gubits, Health and Wellness Partners, Orange Bank & Trust Company, and Medicine Chest Pharmacy.

Holt Construction

Team honors were awarded for fundraising, spirit and total distance. Organizers are optimistic about hitting their goal of $50,000 with online donations still coming in. Funds raised will support the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s research and programs. The AHA/ASA’s heart disease and stroke research funding is second only to the federal government.

Maria Bua, stroke survivor

Several heart disease and stroke survivors attended the event including 2012 quadruple bypass open heart surgery survivor, Ray Sharo, of Cornwall, who now runs half-marathons, and Maria Bua, of Salisbury Mills, a stroke survivor.

Bua had brain surgery to remove a tumor and post-surgical clots led to a stroke. She was paralyzed on her right side, couldn’t speak and had memory loss. After grueling, intensive rehabilitation, including outpatient speech and physical therapy for two years, bouts with depression, and continued short-term memory loss, she finally regained independence step-by-tiny step. She can drive how and enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking and cooking. Best of all, she is teaching people how to read—a skill she had to relearn over the years after the stroke.

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Team “Tour de Orange”

According to the AHA, being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association suggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise, including cycling.

Online donations are still being accepted at http://www2.heart.org/cntricounty

CycleNation Award winners included: Top Fundraising Team – Health and Wellness Partners; Top Fundraiser – Crystal Johnson, Walden Savings Bank; Best Dressed Team Bike –  Healey Brothers; 1st place Spirit Award – Orange Regional Medical Center; 2nd Place – Health and Wellness Partners; 3rd Place – Orange Bank and Trust; and Team Distance Award Tie – Jacobowitz and Gubits and St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.

Missed the fun? The AHA’s Tri-County Heart Walk is set for Sunday, May 5th at Harriman State Park. Registration is open online at www.tricountyheartwalk.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Wins Heart Trophy

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) the winner of the Heart Walk 2018 “Crothall Healthcare Hospital Cup.” The cup is presented annually by the AHA to the hospital that raises the most funds to fight heart disease and stroke through participation in the TriCounty Heart Walk.

St. Luke’s beat out Orange Regional Medical Center this year, raising more than $10,000 for the American Heart Association. The friendly competition challenged local hospitals’ staff, patients and their families to support the mission of the American Heart Association (AHA). St. Luke’s recruited employees, friends and family members to walk and raise money to support the AHA’s heart disease awareness and prevention programs as well as life-saving heart and stroke research. The AHA is the largest non-governmental source of cardiovascular research funding in the U.S.

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and stroke is number five. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, too—it kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Thankfully, more than 80% of heart disease incidence can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, eating healthier and walking 30 minutes most days of the week.

“We are incredibly proud to earn the hospital cup,” said Joseph Surace, 2018 Tri-County Heart Walk Chair and SLCH Vice President of Operations. “Collectively, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is committed to the American Heart Association’s vision of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans. We are proud to provide high quality cardiac care to the communities we serve and stand together with the AHA to make an impact. We’re even more excited about what we can accomplish in 2019.”

“Thousands of heart and stroke patients are treated and cared for at regional hospitals, so local hospital staff members are committed to supporting American Heart Association prevention programs and research to improve the lives of their neighbors,” said JoAnn Parker, AHA Heart Walk Director, “We’re so grateful for their support and friendly competitiveness for a good cause!”

This year’s Heart Walk is set for Sunday, May 5th at Harriman State Park. Registration is open online at www.tricountheartwalk.org. Events like the Heart Walk get people walking as part of the AHA’s year-round Healthy For Good campaign to create a culture of health at home, at work and in the community.

For Heart Walk team and sponsor information, please call Jo Ann Parker at 845-542-4580 or email joann.parker@heart.org. The Heart Walk is sponsored locally by Healthy For Good Sponsor Orange Regional Medical Center; National Walking Day and Kickoff Sponsor NicePak/PDI; Stroke Warning Signs Sponsor, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital; local sponsors, Holt Construction, Walden Savings Bank, Crystal Run Healthcare, Orange Bank and Trust, Crothall Healthcare, Cardiovascular Institute; and media sponsors Nicki Jones Agency, Lamar Advertising, Hudson Valley Magazine and Now 97.7.

Score a Touchdown with Heart Healthy Snacks for the Game

The big game needs big plans for healthy snacks! Don’t sack everyone’s healthy New Year’s resolutions with a party spread filled with fried, fattening or sugary foods. Score a touchdown with a super party buffet full of heart healthy foods to give everyone a healthy option while celebrating the big game! Offering healthy food choices can help people maintain a healthy weight, even when celebrating the biggest game of the year.

First Half Strategy – First down: start off with salad and veggies. Fill up on the healthier foods first then add in a few treats on your plate. Go with healthier appetizers like cut veggies and hummus, fat-free yogurt dips or

guacamole made with avocados. According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels in overweight and obese individuals. Use baked, not fried and whole grain versions of your favorite chips and crackers. Try low-fat cheeses with whole grain crackers or toasts, and choose assorted low-sodium or unsalted nuts, which are high in good fats and protein.

Halftime Rally – When planning your halftime buffet, throw the penalty flag on the worst party foods like fried Buffalo wings (up to 35 grams of fat per serving), takeout personal pepperoni pan pizza (over 60% of sodium daily allowance), nachos with cheese (30% of your daily fat). Opt for baked,

not fried buffalo tenders, whole wheat pizza with veggies and chicken or bean & low-fat cheese burritos in a whole wheat wrap and you’ll still have energy for that halftime touch football game! Try turkey or chicken and bean chili with lots of veggies cooked in and low-fat cheese and low-fat sour cream on the side.

Second Half Plan – Offer seltzer and no sugar-added fruit juice beverages as “mock-cocktail” alternatives to alcohol-based drinks. Alcohol can raise

blood pressure and is full of empty calories. Make portion control part of your game plan. Smaller plates and calorie counting apps can help you keep track of the foods you are consuming so you don’t go overboard. Know your portions. For example, a serving of chicken breast (3 ounces) is about the size of a deck of cards and an ounce of cheese is about the size of your index finger. A cup of pasta is the size of a fist and half a cup of rice is a cupcake wrapper-full.

The American Heart Association recommends a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole-grain, high-fiber foods, and fat-free and low-fat dairy most often. Keep total fat intake between 25 and 35 percent of calories, with most fats coming from sources of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils most often. Use naturally occurring, un-hydrogenated vegetable oils such as canola, safflower, sunflower or olive oil most often.

Why offer healthier options? In the US, the prevalence of obesity among adults increased from 1999 to 2000 through 2013 to 2014 from 30.5% to 37.7%. Nearly one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are overweight or obese and at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Making small changes to diet and lifestyle can help prevent heart disease and stroke, the number one and five killers.

The American Heart Association has partnered with the Walmart Foundation to offer Simple Cooking with Heart, a nationwide program aimed at changing the way people think about food. Try these healthy variations of classic party recipes and get more cooking tips from the American Heart Association and free recipes and cooking videos at www.heart.org/simplecooking.

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Join National Wear Red Day February 1st

 

One in three. That’s the price women pay for cardiovascular disease. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. That’s a third of mothers, sisters and friends.

On National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1st — nationally sponsored by CVS Health — women everywhere will come together to take action to end heart disease and stroke in women. Hundreds of local businesses, community groups, hospitals, towns and schools will “Go Red” to help raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease, the number one killer of men and women.

On Wear Red Day, employees wear red and donate $5 to the Go Red For Women® movement and receive a red dress pin or magnet. Some companies have educational programs or heart health events, or allow people to “dress down” if they were red and donate. Funds raised through Wear Red Day help support the life-saving initiatives of the American Heart Association – awareness campaigns, prevention and education programs and cutting-edge scientific research.

For more than 10 years, Go Red For Women has been dedicated women’s heart health because heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined.

Prior to Go Red for Women, only 30 percent of women knew that heart disease was their greatest health threat. A decade after Go Red for Women launched, close to 56 percent of women recognized this fact, nearly a 90 percent increase in awareness, but we have more work to do to help save women’s lives.

Go Red For Women encourages women to be aware of their number one killer and know their numbers like total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. Talk to your doctor to lower your heart health risk, especially if you have a family history of heart disease or stroke.

Move more by making physical activity a priority and join the #GoRedGetFit team on Facebook with your Facebook friends. Aim for 30 minutes daily of walking or aerobic exercise. Take a walk at lunch or after dinner, workout with an online video or walk your dog—it all counts and helps to prevent heart disease.

Eat smart by making healthy eating a priority. Make the healthy choice the default choice at mealtimes. Eat a diet of mostly fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins and fish like salmon. Eat more low-fat, low-sodium foods and cut back on dietary sugar especially in beverages.

Manage blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, commit to monitoring it regularly through the AHA’s Check. Change. Control. Tracker online. The AHA’s guidelines now say that high blood pressure is 130/80 or above. Talk to your doctor about a plan to manage high blood pressure before it causes damage to your arteries, heart, brain or other organs. Diabetes can increase your risk for heart disease. Learn more at https://knowdiabetesbyheart.org.

Learn more about preventing women’s number one killer at www.GoRedForWomen.org. For information on joining National Wear Red Day, contact Jennifer.Miller@heart.org, 914-806-0962, or visit www.wearredday.org.

Tag your Wear Red Day photos online with #GoRed914. For information about the May 31st Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Hilton Westchester, visit http://westchestergored.heart.org.

Judy Melillo, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, will lead the Go Red Westchester campaign efforts to help raise awareness and funds to fight the number one killer of women: heart disease.

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Save the Date for the Westchester Go Red for Women Luncheon!

Save the date for the 2019 Westchester Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 31, 2019! We welcome 2019 Go Red For Women Chair: Judy Melillo Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation!

For tickets, visit: http://westchestergored.heart.org

Fujifilm’s Judy Melillo to Lead Go Red For Women Campaign

The American Heart Association announced the new chair for the 16th Annual Westchester Go Red For Women Luncheon set for Friday, May 31st at the Hilton Westchester.  Judy Melillo, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, will lead the Go Red campaign efforts to help raise awareness and funds to fight the number one killer of women: heart disease.

Judy Melillo will lead fundraising and community outreach for the Go Red For Women Luncheon and year-round campaign, including National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1st. The Go Red Luncheon event includes a health and wellness exposition, local health experts, and a PURSEonality auction featuring stylish handbags, wallets and more. Event information is online at http://westchestergored.heart.org.

The American Heart Association states that more than 80% of coronary events in women may be prevented with simple lifestyle changes, but prevention is hindered by the fact that many women do not realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women—more than all cancers combined.  For 15 years, the Go Red For Women movement has worked to close this knowledge gap and provide women with tools, resources and inspiration to build a healthier life.  Women can access free resources at www.goredforwomen.org.

Judy Melillo joined Valhalla-based Fujifilm in 2005 and has served as General Counsel since 2013.  Judy has been instrumental in building a corporate governance structure that can address the challenges of a dynamic and expanding global corporation.  Her teams generally manage the legal, compliance and environmental, health and safety affairs of the corporation and its 21 North American and Latin American subsidiaries.

She earned her B.A. in political science from Boston College, and graduated as valedictorian of her class from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.  Prior to joining Fujifilm, she was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York City.  Judy, her husband Mike and their two sons are longtime residents of Westchester County.

“For this campaign, my goal is to help women learn the importance of taking care of ourselves,” said Judy. “In 2017, an article in WorldBank.org written by Patricio V Marquez and co-authored by Melanie Walker was titled Healthy Women are the cornerstone of healthy societies.  And it’s true.  The only way we, as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, friends and co-workers, can continue to take care of others is by prioritizing our own health and wellbeing.  Our lives depend upon it, and our families, friends and co-workers depend upon us.”

Judy Melillo will lead the Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Committee whose members include Maureen Adams, Director Clinical Operations, Internal Medicine, WESTMED Medical Group; Kaitlin Triano, Director Commercialization, New Payment Flows, Mastercard; Grace Ferri, VP of Marketing & Development, United Hebrew; Terri Ferri, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; and Dawn French, VP of Marketing & Development, White Plains Hospital.

Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by CVS Health. Greenwich Hospital is the Signature Sponsor. Check. Change. Control.  Local sponsor is White Plains Hospital and media sponsors include 100.7 WHUD, Examiner News and Westchester Magazine.

American Heart Association introduces opioid education courses for healthcare providers and lay responders

In a direct response to the ongoing national opioid crisis, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, will provide two courses to educate both lay responders and all levels of clinical healthcare providers and emergency responders on delivering immediate treatment and care for opioid overdose victims. The online courses, Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers and Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Lay Responders will quickly and effectively teach the public and healthcare professionals about the opioid epidemic and what they can do to help someone who has had an overdose. Both courses are available now online at https://elearning.heart.org/courses

Deaths from opioid overdoses – a direct corollary for respiratory and cardiac arrest in these patients – have reached crisis proportions and created the urgent need for science-based, standardized education. The American Heart Association trains more than 22 million people globally every year by educating healthcare providers, caregivers and the general public on how to respond to cardiac arrest and first aid emergencies.

These new courses for healthcare professionals and bystanders, coupled with the existing resuscitation training from the recognized leader in resuscitation science and training, provides more comprehensive preparation for the general public, healthcare providers and emergency responders.

The self-directed bystander course will discuss the recognition and treatment of opioid overdose including the use of high-quality CPR and reversal agents as appropriate. The healthcare provider course will also provide detailed information about the opioid epidemic, opioid-use disorder, pathophysiology of pain and opioids that lead to addiction, as well as provide an overview of complementary therapies. The course, intended for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physicians and additional mid-level healthcare providers, will enable providers on the front lines of this medical crisis to improve patient care and save more lives.

“As the provider of resuscitation training for more than 90 percent of U.S. hospitals, the American Heart Association is stepping into this crisis and filling the need in standardized education for healthcare professionals,” said Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., MPH, the Association’s chief medical officer for prevention. “Arming as many people as possible with up-to-date, practical knowledge on what to do – both immediately and as follow up – is imperative to saving lives and improving outcomes.”

In February, the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of 40-plus members who collectively represent more than 10 million employees and their family members to tackle the biggest workforce health challenges, pledged to tackle the opioid epidemic with a statement calling on workplaces to partner with health care plans, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers to create new policies and solutions, including defining what appropriate use looks like. The development of the opioid education courses echoes the commitment by the Association and the CEO Roundtable.

About the Opioid Crisis
The toll of increasing prescription and illicit opioid abuse, addiction and overdose has devastated communities across the United States and has reached crisis proportions, taking a tragic toll on countless individuals and our society. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse an estimated 115 die daily from respiratory and cardiac distress resulting from an opioid overdose, often attributed to the misuse of prescription pain medication. Meanwhile, approximately 100 million Americans experience pain every day and, for many, this pain interferes with their physical and mental health, work productivity, social interactions and activities of daily living.

West Point’s Coach Jeff Monken Finalist in Bear Bryant Awards

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, announced the finalists for the 2019 Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards, sponsored by Marathon Oil Corporation. Representing the nation’s best in college football, these coaches will compete for the highly-coveted and final title of the season: the 2018 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award. The winner will be announced live on Jan. 9, 2019 during the awards dinner and ceremony at the Post Oak Hotel in Houston.

The 2018 award finalists are:

  • Bill Clark – University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Josh Heupel – University of Central Florida
  • Brian Kelly – Notre Dame
  • Jeff Monken – Army West Point
  • Nick Saban – University of Alabama
  • Dabo Swinney – Clemson University
  • Jeff Tedford – Fresno State University

Coach Frank Beamer is the recipient of the 2019 Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award and will also attend the dinner in January. Beamer coached the Virginia Tech Hokies for 29 years, retiring in 2015.

Now in its 33rd year, the Coach of the Year Award recognizes the country’s top college football coach for their contributions both on and off the field. The award is the only college coaching honor selected after all bowl games are concluded and is voted on by the National Sports Media Association.

Behind the scenes, the award is much bigger than a season’s success. It is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on heart disease and stroke – the nation’s no. 1 and no. 5 health threats. Since the adoption of the name, the Bryant Awards has raised over $9.8 Million for the American Heart Association, funding research, education and advocacy efforts and saving countless lives. “Bear” always talked about being bigger than something other than himself. The Bryant Awards offer an opportunity to do just that — to join the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke and help save lives.

Once again, sports aficionados can enjoy the Bryant Awards live on FOX College Sports – available through most cable providers.

Fans can take part in the online silent auction benefiting the AHA. Items are available for bidding online now at https://BearBryantAuction2019.ggo.bid. Notable auction packages include: a 15-day Grand European River Cruise for two; tickets to the Master’s Tuesday Practice Round in Augusta, Georgia for four; a suite at the Toyota Center to see the Houston Rockets take on the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, March 22, 2019; and autographed sports memorabilia from the Houston Astros, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and more.

Marathon Oil Corporation has served as the presenting sponsor of the Bryant Awards for the past ten years, underscoring the Company’s commitment to health and wellness. The Company strives to partner with local organizations to recognize and advance important public health initiatives in the communities where it operates.

Lee Tillman, Marathon Oil president and CEO, says the finalists are each remarkable. “These distinguished coaches are leaders on and off the field, and we’re honored to welcome them to this elite group,” Tillman said. “They represent Paul “Bear” Bryant’s belief in excellence and support the Bryant family’s commitment to the American Heart Association’s mission of building a world of longer, healthier lives.”

To purchase tickets to the Bryant Awards, contact 832-918-4009 or visit www.bryantawards.org.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

About Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent exploration and production company based in Houston.  For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.marathonoil.com.

American Heart’s CycleNation Returns Feb. 28

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) will hold their 2nd annual indoor cycling “CycleNation” event at Sportsplex Fitness in New Windsor on Thursday, February 28th. The goal of the event is to encourage Hudson Valley residents to use cycling to improve heart and brain health, while raising funds to continue the AHA/ASA’s vital community programs, research and advocacy efforts to end heart disease and stroke.

Riders will pedal to high-energy music and inspirational instructors in this 2-hour relay-style event. Each bike has up to five riders who ride a “relay” style race against other teams. Several local organizations are sponsoring the event, including: Holt Construction/After-Party Sponsor; Orange Regional Medical Center/Wipe Out Stroke Sponsor; Popcorners/Refueling Station Sponsor; and Bike Sponsors: Lynn Warren Landscaping, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Mobile Life Support Services, Healey Brothers, Jacobowitz & Gubits, Health and Wellness Partners, Orange Bank & Trust Company, and Medicine Chest Pharmacy.

Team honors will be awarded for fundraising, spirit and total distance. Teams often wear matching t-shirts and have cheering sections to inspire their teams. The event goal is $50,000. Funds raised will support the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s research and programs. The AHA/ASA’s heart disease and stroke research funding is second only to the federal government.

According to the AHA, being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association suggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise, including cycling.

Online donations are being accepted at http://www2.heart.org/cntricounty Contact JoAnn Parker at 845-542-4580 or joann.parker@heart.org for more information about sponsorships. Heart disease and stroke survivors are welcome to attend. The AHA’s Tri-County Heart Walk is set for Sunday, May 5th at Harriman State Park. Registration is open online at www.tricountyheartwalk.org.

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