The 98.3 WSUL Annual Heart-A-Thon celebrated its 45th year Friday, February 17, with a 12-hour fund drive and live broadcast from Resorts World Catskills. With the theme “The Beat Goes On,” this year’s Heart-A-Thon rallied the community to raise an impressive $103,198 to support the prevention, education, and treatment of heart disease in Sullivan County.
SUNY Sullivan is once again proud to be involved as a sponsor and funds recipient of the Heart-A-Thon. The College sponsored the heart cards, the proceeds from which will be donated to Sullivan County organizations dedicated to cardiovascular health. SUNY Sullivan is also one of the recipients of funds raised through the 98.3 WSUL Heart-A-Thon. Proceeds from this year’s drive will fund ten $1,000 Building Sullivan’s Healthcare Workforce scholarships for students in the College’s Health Sciences programs.
“For 45 years Sullivan County has supported heart health through the Heart-A-Thon. SUNY Sullivan is proud to be a continuous supporter of this effort!” said SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance. “By addressing prevention, education, and care, the 45th Heart-A-Thon is a milestone event. This year, a portion of the funds raised will help us to educate tomorrow’s heroes by providing scholarship money to ten students. Thank you!”
Proceeds from this year’s Heart-A-Thon will also benefit a treadmill for the Cardiac Rehab and some portable Cardiac Monitors, both for the Garnet Medical Center Catskills Campus; the Warrior Teens Program and an Outdoor Fitness Pad in Monticello with Sullivan 180, and Single Bite’s Real Food School Education Program.
With the help of hundreds of organizations, businesses and individuals throughout the Sullivan Catskills, the 98.3 WSUL Heart-A-Thon has raised over $3 million toward the treatment of heart disease locally.
A big thank you to WSUL, Resorts World Catskills, and all of this year’s Heart-A-Thon sponsors and volunteers and to everyone in the community and all the students, faculty, and staff at the College who supported this year’s Heart-A-Thon.