Celebrating volunteers in the Southern Tier

Volunteers are truly what make the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association successful in funding lifesaving research, education, training, and advocacy programs in the Southern Tier. Monday night, the association honored and celebrated the local “Heroes of Heart” at an awards recognition and celebration at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton.

Over the years, hundreds of community members have dedicated their time, talent and passion to volunteering for the American Heart Association. Among the awards received were top Southern Tier Heart Walk sponsors; media sponsors; fundraising companies, teams, and individuals; the survivor honoree; Get With The Guidelines® hospitals; student fundraising through Jump Rope For Heart; and the top fundraising companies for National Wear Red Day. The event also recognized the chairman of this year’s Southern Tier Heart Walk, Tim Strong, Business Development Manager at Visions Federal Credit Union.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association honored several Heartsaver Heroes during the event. The Heartsaver Hero Awards honor people who take action in an emergency when someone suffers a cardiac arrest. These honorees called 911 and performed CPR, giving cardiac arrest victims their best chance of survival. Monday night’s Heartsaver Hero honorees include Jonathan Fleming, Ralph Fuller, Sony Jean-Philippe, and Amber Scarinzi, who are all part of a group that saved a man who suffered cardiac arrest while trying to dig out his car in a snowstorm.

 

Celebrating volunteers in the Southern Tier

The Volunteers of the Year – the Southern Tier Heart Walk Logistics Committee

The Volunteer of the Year Award is always a surprise at the end of the night. This year the award was given to the Southern Tier Heart Walk Logistics Committee. The committee works year-round to ensure the Heart Walk is a fun, successful, educational, and entertaining event.

During the event, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced the Guide to Summer Wellness program, sponsored by Visions Federal Credit Union. The program will provide weekly tips on health topics ranging from the importance of Knowing Your Numbers, to healthy grilling, to financial wellness and stress management.

“The Southern Tier Heart Walk may be over, but wellness is important all year-round,” said Tim Strong, 2017 Heart Walk Chairman and Business Development Manager for Visions Federal Credit Union. “The Guide to Summer Wellness will help keep heart health top of mind for our community throughout the busy summer months with easy to follow weekly tips.”

The program launches on May 22nd, with the first week focusing on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association wellness assessment called My Life Check. The online assessment tool can give you a starting point for your summer heart health. It is available at mylifecheck.heart.org. For the rest of the Guide to Summer Wellness, follow the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association at @HeartCNY on Twitter and @AHANewYork on Facebook.

Heart Hall of Fame Award Recipients

Volunteer of the Year Heart Walk Logistics Committee members:

Brian DeBoyace

Megan Farmer

Sonia Galan

Jeff Greenblott

Rich Greene

Candy Hamm

Brian Peacock

Julie Roney

George Cummings

Heather Sodon

Community Champion Award KW Fitness, Kevin and Mandy Webb
Spirit of Heart Award Team Wayne and Friends
Heartsaver Hero Awards Jonathan Fleming

Ralph Fuller

Sony Jean-Phillipe

Amber Scarinzi

National Wear Red Day Fundraising Companies 1st place – The Raymond Corporation

2nd place – Security Mutual Life

3rd place – Tioga State Bank

Top Jump Rope For Heart Fundraising Schools 1st place – Port Dickinson Elementary School

2nd place – Chenango Bridge Elementary School

3rd place – Apalachin Elementary School

Southern Tier Heart Walk Chairman Tim Strong
Southern Tier Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team Kathy Connerton

Mario DiFulvio

Paul Lawrence

Phyllis Leuci

Mark Mushalla

Keith O’Hara

Erin O’Hara-Leslie

Kim Pilarchik

Joe Sawyer

Towhee Shupka

Rob Warholic

Southern Tier Heart Walk Logistics Chairman Jeff Greenblott
Southern Tier Heart Walk Logistics Committee Brian DeBoyace

Megan Farmer

Sonia Galan

Jeff Greenblott

Rich Greene

Candy Hamm

Brian Peacock

Julie Roney

George Cummings

Heather Sodon

Top Heart Walk Fundraising Companies 1st place – UHS

2nd place – Visions Federal Credit Union

3rd place – Weis Markets

Top Heart Walk Fundraising Teams 1st place – Weis Markets

2nd place – Visions Federal Credit Union

3rd place – Team MegaStent

4th place – Kim P Cardiology

5th place – Walk ‘em Sock ‘em Robots

6th place – Colonial Voluntary Benefits

7th place – Horizons Federal Credit Union

Top Heart Walk Fundraising Community Teams 1st place – Team Wayne and Friends

2nd place – Heart Cup Hockey

3rd place – Stroke Support Group

Top Heart Walk Individual Fundraisers 1st place – tie: Mario DiFulvio and Tim Strong

3rd place – Maureen Reynolds

4th place – Rico DiCamillo

5th place – Jeff Greenblott

Heart Walk Inspirational Honorees Andrea Witteman
Southern Tier Heart Walk Sponsors National sponsor – Subway

Platform sponsor – Visions Federal Credit Union

AVANGRID/NYSEG

Guthrie Health

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Holiday Inn Binghamton

Horizons Federal Credit Union

Lourdes Hospital

On Point Productions

William H. Lane, Inc.

Lockheed Martin – Owego

The Victor and Esther Rozen Foundation

UHS

BAE Systems

Columbian Financial Group

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

Security Mutual Life

Weis Markets

IBM Endicott

Andrew R. Mancini Associates Inc.

Hinman, Howard, Kattell

Tioga State Bank

Akel Wholesale Grocery

i3 Electronics

J & K Plumbing & Heating

M&T Bank

Matco Electric Corporation

NBT Bank

Rockwell Collins

 

Media Sponsors:

Magic 101.7fm

Press 7 Sun Bulletin

WICZ TV

WNBF News Radio 1290

Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus and Stroke Silver Plus UHS Wilson Medical Center
Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital
Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Guthrie Corning Hospital
Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Arnot Ogden Medical Center

 

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