Heart health awareness

Back row, from left, Elfinesh Wondafrash, personal care assistant; Elizabeth Andolino; Lori Bertoline; and Sean Murphy, principal of The Matheny School. Front row, from left, Matheny students India Jones, Austin Bramson, Jamil Jones and Daeon Troutman.

Lori Bertoline, regional director, youth market, for the American Heart Association, stopped by Matheny recently to thank us for raising $352 during GoRed/Heart Health month in February. “Matheny,” she said, “always goes to the limit, not only raising funds but raising awareness.”

In 2004, the American Heart Association created Go Red for Women to educate women on heart disease, help women come together to show their support and increase funding for heart disease research and treatments for those in need. Matheny’s fundraising effort was coordinated by Elizabeth Andolino, manager of the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, and Joan Ray, employee health nurse.