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

WCA Hospital Goes Red For Heart Month

Commemorative Red The Rink Heart Month Logo
Commemorative Red The Rink Heart Month Logo.

Jamestown, New York (Tuesday, February 16, 2016)—Let’s team up for a game of ice hockey during Red the Rink while joining forces to support local heart care during Heart Health Awareness Month. The event, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 19th, will feature Southern Tier Xpress vs Pittsburgh Vengeance. There will also be a basket raffle with donations from around the community.

Proceeds from the event will support the WCA Heart Center. “February is American Heart Month and we thought this would be a natural fit to use this event opportunity to raise awareness of heart disease,” said Megan D’Angelo WCA Director of Development. “This event is a chance for us to bring two incredible establishments together that, among others, is the life blood and heart of this community.”

“When I listen to the pulse of this community, I keep hearing how important our local hospital is and how great an asset our rink is to this community,” said Andy Goodell State Assemblyman. “I am really looking forward to this event to be a real pace-maker occasion.”

Dr. James Cirbus, board-certified cardiologist, WCA Heart Center medical director, and team owner of the Xpress Southern Tier Hockey team stated, “If you know anything about healthcare, you realize it’s not an easy business to operate a hospital; it takes a lot just to break-even. These types of fund-raisers are necessary and I think it’s tremendous that the hospital and the arena can come together collectively to raise money to support our heart center.”

WCA Heart Center 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. Our team of board certified cardiologists, experienced cardiology registered nurses, dietitians and pharmacists will work together in providing personal, compassionate and quality care that will assist you in transitioning to a heart healthy lifestyle. Your physician and other healthcare providers will be updated on your progress throughout your participation in the program.

This year, there will also be an opportunity to buy a chance to win a Tour Package Experience valued at over $2,000 which includes two VIP shared hospitality passes per day, two walk with the pro’s passes for one day and a behind the scenes experience to meet and greet with the Tour players. The winning ticket will be announced at WCA’s Meet Our Robot event, Monday February 29th from 4:30-7 p.m. This is a chance to meet WCA’s robotic surgeons and surgery team while you get a rare chance to test drive the ROBOT yourself.

In addition to Red the Rink, WCA will be having another red event, Strike Out Heart Disease on Sunday, February 21st at the Jamestown Bowling Company starting at 1 pm. For $15, you can support WCA Heart Center and bowl 3 games.

To co-sponsor or make a donation in support of either event, contact Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423 or

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