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Catskill Regional Medical Center Hosts 39th Annual Heart-A-Thon Event Proceeds to Provide Advanced Cardiology Equipment to Community

Catskill Regional Medical Center has announced its 39th Annual WSUL/WVOS Heart-A-Thon, a vital fundraising event which helps ensure that specialized cardiology equipment is available to those in need. The Heart-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, February 11, at the Woodland Garden Café, located on the ground floor at Catskill Regional Medical Center.

Image of the crowd from the 2016 CRMC Heart-A-ThonThe event will broadcast live on WSUL, 98.3/95.7 FM, and WVOS, 95.9 FM, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with all pledges being read on air. Guest hosts will be Catskill Regional CEO & CMO, Dr. Gerard Galarneau and Focus Media President & CEO, Josh Sommers.

The 2017 event chairs are Denise Frangipane, Sullivan Renaissance Executive Director, and Rick Lander, member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System Board of Directors and owner and operator of several Western Sullivan County businesses, including Ten Mile River Enterprises, Lander’s River Trips, Lander’s RiverMart and River Café.

“Our cardiologists at Catskill Regional Medical Center are dedicated to helping each patient achieve and sustain cardiac wellness,” said Dr. Gerard Galarneau, Catskill Regional CEO & CMO. “This dedication includes ensuring that the best possible care is provided to our community, through advanced equipment and technology. Every dollar from the Heart-A-Thon allows our Cardio Pulmonary Department to continue its great work to improve the health of Sullivan County.”

This year, event proceeds will fund a state-of-the-art stress test system, portable Doppler ultrasound and portable fetal monitor. Listeners will be able to express support by calling in their pledge and participating in heart health trivia. Tribute hearts are also being sold at multiple locations throughout the community in honor or in memory of loved ones who have been afflicted with cardiac related conditions. Donation hearts are available for purchase at both $1.00 and $10.00 contribution levels.

In addition to this telethon, event attendees will have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, receive information and tips about heart health and participate in various health care demonstrations.

To make an online donation, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/2017-wsul-wvos-heart-a-thon/ or make checks out to WSUL/WVOS 2017 Heart-A-Thon and mail back to: CRMC/Attn: Jodi Goodman, P.O. Box 800, Harris, N.Y. 12742.

Harris, NY – January 31, 2017