During the month of February, AmeriCU teammates will rally together to fight against heart disease, and the credit union is asking their members and community for support.
With cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death globally, AmeriCU CEO Ron Belle and the American Heart Association were motivated to act and make a difference in the communities the credit union serves. After a brief effort, Belle was appointed as the Chairman of the Syracuse Heart Challenge for 2023. As Chairman, Belle will lead the organizational and recruitment efforts in Onondaga County, calling on survivors, walkers, local business leaders, and community groups to get involved, bring awareness, and help to reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke.
“At AmeriCU, we realize the importance of working with the American Heart Association to further the mission and help to improve cardiovascular health for all,” said Belle. “By coming together with our different resources, we can make a significant impact towards our goal of advancing heart health equity in every community.”
Throughout the month of February, you can help AmeriCU support the American Heart Association by participating in their Have a Heart campaign. Stop by any AmeriCU Financial Center to purchase a red heart to raise awareness for heart health in our communities, with, monies raised going towards life-saving research that ensures everyone has an opportunity to enjoy a healthy life, free from heart disease and stroke.
For more information on AmeriCU Credit Union or to become a member, visit www.americu.org.
For more information on the American Heart Association, visit www.heart.org.
# # # About AmeriCU Credit Union
As a credit union, AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our members. Serving nine counties in Central and Northern New York, AmeriCU provides you with all the products and services you need – often with low or no fees, and better rates. The organization has been serving the local community for over 70 years and, in that time, has grown to more than 160,000 members, 20 locations, and $2.6 billion in assets. AmeriCU is located in Central New York and is among the State’s largest, full-service financial cooperatives. For more information, visit www.AmeriCU.org.