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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOSTS ANNUAL HEART-A-THON – 2/23/15

Harris, N.Y. – The 37th Annual WSUL/WVOS Heart-a-Thon took place at The Sullivan Hotel on Saturday, February 14. Both radio stations broadcasted live from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the annual event raising more than $80,000. Donations continue to come in.

“The Heart-a-Thon recognizes the commitment of the community to our hospital,” said Catskill Regional’s CEO Dr. Gerard Galarneau.

Members of the community stopped in throughout the day to make donations, listen to guest speakers, receive information and tips about heart health and participate Crossfit, Zumba, and a Step demonstration. Radio listeners also showed their support by calling in their pledge and participating in heart heath trivia. In addition, thousands of tribute hearts were sold in honor or in memory of loved ones who have been afflicted with cardiac related conditions.

“This year’s event was all about the value of family, friends and community. The committee worked very hard to raise a lot of money and the community helped us achieve our goals of funding for a fetal monitor, a portable CPR machine, a portable ultrasound and the Capital Campaign Fund,” said Catskill Regional’s Director of Community Services Jodi Goodman. “Money raised helps us battle heart diseases but this year it  also reminded us of the legacy of a great man who passed away  last year, David Kaufman, who believed strongly  in the power of the  community and  the Heart-a-Thon.”

Throughout the years, WSUL/WVOS has donated over $450,000 to Catskill Regional in support of its Cardio Pulmonary Department.

A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information about Catskill Regional, please call 845-794-3300 or visit www.crmcny.org.

Gary Siegel, of the Liberty Rotary Club, and Catskill Regional’s Director of Community Services, Jodi Goodman, accept a donation from the Liberty Interact Club.