Contact: Megan D’Angelo
WCA Director of Development
Telephone: (716) 8423. Fax: (716) 664-8336

Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon:
Charity Event to Pay Tribute to Loved Ones Battling Heart Disease

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Bowling in honor of those affected by heart disease from Left to Right: Milana D’Angelo, Camryn Cederquist and Hannah D’Angelo.

Jamestown, New York (Friday, February 5, 2016)—On Sunday, February 21st, in celebration of February American Heart Month, the WCA Heart Center and Wellness team will host the 5th annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon at the Jamestown Bowling Company (Foote Avenue, Jamestown). Presented by Shults Auto Group, this charity event will promote good heart health and pay tribute to loved ones who have battled, or are battling heart disease. This bowling event will begin with sign-in and a basket raffle at 1:00 p.m., followed by bowling at 2:00 p.m.

“Preventing heart disease starts by taking small steps toward making daily lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity,” says Toni DeAngelo R.N., Community Health and Wellness Director at WCA Hospital. “This bowling event gives us an opportunity to take part in a fun, physical activity with friends and family, while we also pay tribute to loved ones who have battled heart disease.”

“Your heart is the engine that provides life,” stated Matt Kahm, Shults Auto Group Vice President of Shults Auto Group. “Just like taking care of your vehicles engine, there are many tips for a heart healthy lifestyle. We are excited to partner with the WCA Heart Center team and encourage everyone to come and support our cause.”

This bowling event will begin with sign-in and a basket raffle at 1:00 p.m., followed by bowling at 2:00 p.m. Both short- and long-sleeve Strike Out Heart Disease tee shirts will be available at the event. In addition, WCA and Shults Auto Group is accepting donations for tribute hearts that will be displayed in honor or in memory of loved ones who are heart patients.

All of the proceeds from this year’s bowling event will benefit the WCA Heart Center through the purchase of new equipment for the Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab departments. Cardiac Rehab is an outpatient program for anyone recently diagnosed with heart disease, or recovering from a recent cardiac event. Cardiac rehab provides the knowledge, tools and support needed to succeed in leading a heart healthier lifestyle. In addition to supervised exercise, education, encouragement, and emotional support are offered throughout the program, providing assistance in better management of risk factors in secondary prevention.

Pre-Registration Forms are available on-line at the Jamestown Bowling Company, or at WCA Hospital (Office of Development, Wellness, and Cardiology). For $15, attendees will enjoy three games of bowling, shoes, and some heart-healthy snacks. Bowling will be organized in a Scotch Doubles format, a fun format which allows sign up as a Team of Two or as an Individual. Registration is required and is limited to the first 96 bowlers. To watch the Shults Auto Group Strike Out Heart Disease commercial video, go to

For more information, please call Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423 or email

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