As Cupid works his magic this month, SEFCU continues to work to raise money for, and awareness of, heart disease. You’ll notice our branches are all glowing red this month, staff wore red last week in honor of Go Red for Women, and heart discs are available for sale in memory or honor of someone who is battling cancer. Find out what else SEFCU is doing!
In addition to traditional contributions SEFCU will also be donating the 4% coin sorter service fee during the month of February. Click here to find a coin sorter location near you.
SEFCU buildings are glowing RED!
Check out the exterior lighting on our branches all throughout the month.
Go Red for Women Day:
SEFCU helped raise awareness of heart disease by wearing red on Friday, February 7. Check out this fun group shot!
Here are some important statistics regarding WOMEN’S heart health you should know!
- Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year.
- While nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat.
- One in five women of childbearing age has high blood pressure, according to a new study that found few of these women are on a diet that could help them – and their babies – reduce their risk for health problems.
Here are some important GENERAL heart health statistics you should know
- Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounted for 840,678 deaths in the U.S. in 2016, which is approximately one of every three deaths.
- Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined.
- Between 2013 and 2016, 121.5 million American adults had some form of cardiovascular disease.
Ongoing Programmatic Grants
SEFCU’s goal is to provide funding that can be used to eradicate heart disease, but in the meantime, funding for programs are necessary to assist patients and families currently battling the disease.
SEFCU’s ongoing programmatic grants
- American Heart Association $50,000 annual grant: Programs this grant funds include: Power Sunday, CPR kits in schools, Determining Social Determinants of Health, and the Healthy for Good 5k training program.
- American Heart Association Better U ($5,000) grant: As part of the Better U program, 12 women are selected to participate in a 12-week Heart Health program where they will work with various community partners to learn to be well from the inside out.
- St. Peters Hospital Foundation programmatic ($50,000) grant: Through this grant, onsite cardiac screenings and outreach to undeserved counties are funded.
Support our efforts to raise money and awareness for heart disease and heart health.
Donations are accepted through the SEFCU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports a variety of organizations and causes in the communities SEFCU serves. One hundred percent of your donation will go to assisting families in our regions.