Contact: Megan Barone, UPMC Chautauqua WCA Director of Development
T 716-664-8423

"Your Heart Is The Engine That Provides Life"-Bowl To Strike Out Heart Disease


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Ed Shults Ford and Lincoln employees gather around the engine of a Ford Mustang with two of UPMC Chautauqua WCA Heart Center employees, Kathy Cusimano and Amy Roehrig.

Jamestown, NY (Friday, March 3, 2017)—Sunday, March 5, in celebration of National Heart Month, UPMC Chautauqua WCA will host the Sixth Annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon at the Jamestown Bowling Company (Foote Avenue, Jamestown). Presented by Shults Auto Group and Medtronic, this charity event will promote good heart health and pay tribute to loved ones who have battled, or are battling heart disease.

“Preventing heart disease starts by taking small steps toward making daily lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity,” says Toni DeAngelo RN, community health and wellness director, UPMC Chautauqua WCA. “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 VP Marketing, 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 UPMC Chautauqua WCA Heart Center team once again this year!”

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. UPMC Chautauqua 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 UPMC Chautauqua WCA Heart Center for 48 hour Holter heart monitors. A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and tape records your heart’s activity (ECG) continuously for 48 hours. The device is the size of a small camera. It has wires with silver dollar-sized electrodes that attach to your skin. The purpose is to record electrocardiogram, so the physicians and staff can evaluate the results of wearing a Holter monitor to decide if you need more tests or medicines for your heart, or if you need a pacemaker or cardioversion procedure to restore a regular heart rhythm.

Pre-Registration Forms are available at the Jamestown Bowling Company, or at WCA Hospital (Office of Development, Wellness, and Cardiology). For only $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.

For more information, please call Megan Barone, UPMC Chautauqua WCA director of development, at 716- 664-8423.


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