Bates Troy Participates in AHA Wear Red Day
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer of women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) newly released 2021 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics. The AHA’s National Wear Red Day® recently took place, and as a proud sponsor and supporter of the AHA for more than a decade, Bates Troy Inc.’s management team once more donned their red for the day, according to a news release.
The annual Heart Walk in Broome County, NY, drew more than 2,000 participants in 2019. As part of its sponsorship with the AHA, Bates Troy has cut the starting line ribbon for more than a decade. As with most things, the Heart Walk has been affected by COVID regulations so this year the event will be held virtually on April 11.
Bates Troy Inc. President and CEO Brian Kradjian explained the company’s decision to support the AHA and its Heart Walk. “We chose to support the Heart Walk because heart disease and stroke affects so many people in our families, community and country,” Kradjian said. “The Heart Walk is a great event which incorporates all ages, and is good, clean, healthy fun that raises needed monies and promotes necessary awareness. Beyond this, there is meaningful education that occurs at AHA’s events throughout the year.”
Patrick Fendick, Bates Troy’s director of sales, has served on the executive leadership team for the local AHA chapter for three years.