Thanks to the generosity of Agilent Technologies in Delaware, the American Heart Association was able to provide meals to frontline COVID-19 testers at the George V. Kirk Middle School in Newark and the Daniel S. Frawley Stadium in Wilmington.
Agilent Technologies support for the 2020 Go Red for Women Luncheon allowed for the American Heart Association to supply healthy meals for the COVID-19 testers during this stressful time. “Providing healthy lunches and snacks to people who are doing such important work in Delaware is a priority for us”, says JB Hersch, Global Customer Master Governance (CMG) Director of Agilent. “As a pharmaceutical company, we recognize the importance of testing and tracking those who contract and come in contact with COVID-19, and we strive to support those efforts in any way that we can,” Hersch continued.
This is just one of the many COVID-19 response efforts by the American Heart Association nationwide. The Association has established a $2.5 million rapid research fund to fast-track scientific research to better understand COVID-19 and its interaction with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. We are leveraging our science and relationships to help lead the conversation about the coronavirus and how it effects at-risk patients, specifically with cardiovascular disease.