For the second year, the American Heart Association (AHA) held one of its signature events, known as CycleNation, at Brown’s Brewery in Troy. Nearly 40 SEFCU employees laced up their cycling sneakers and wore their SEFCU red for the event. The event itself is a two-hour relay event in which riders cycle on stationary (or spin) bikes for 15 minutes, with another team member ready to go to hop on the bike and pedal on. The event helps promotes the American Heart Association’s drive to create awareness about stroke and heart disease.
This year, the event raised nearly $90,000 to support the American Heart Association, and contributions are still cycling in (yes pun intended!) Team SEFCU was awarded the most spirited team, rocking SEFCU mohawks, awesome team socks, light up wristbands and riding on decorated bikes with SEFCU flags and giant inflatable hearts with lights. One of our participants also won a free year membership to ABC Sports and Fitness for turning in her stamped passport after touring all of the information stations about heart and stroke awareness.
"I continue to be amazed at how the SEFCU team shows up in such a big way to support great organizations like the American Heart Association," said Chief Community Officer Kathy Lanni. "An event like CycleNation doesn't just get you together to ride for a cause, it walks all participants through the warning signs of heart disease and stroke and empowers them to recognize the signs early. I am proud of all of our riders who participated and the many ways SEFCU always comes out to support AHA."
SEFCU will continue to offer its members and staff opportunities to partner with the American Heart Association. Stay tuned for more ways to help!