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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

WCA Hospital
Julie Davidson, Senior R.N., WCA Heart Center; Daniel W. Tota, WCA Hospital Director of Physician Services; Tammara L.C. Hodges, Director of Imaging Services; Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development; Brenda Fitzgerald, R.N., WCA Heart Center Cardiac Rehab Specialist; and Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health & Wellness Director. The 4th annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon will take place on Sunday, February 22nd at the Jamestown Bowling Company in Jamestown. Pre-Registration Forms are now available on-line at or at WCA Hospital for this heart health awareness event which will pay tribute to loved ones who have battled heart disease and will benefit the patients served by the WCA Heart Center.

Jamestown, NY (Friday, February 13th 2015) – On Sunday, February 22nd, in celebration of National Heart Month, WCA Hospital will host the 4th annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon at the Jamestown Bowling Company (Foote Avenue, Jamestown). Presented by 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, 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.”

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 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, Cardiac Catherization, and Cardiac Rehab departments.

Pre-Registration Forms are available on-line at, 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 D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423.

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