Cummins Employees Raise Funds For American Heart Assn.

The Women’s Affinity Group of Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant, recently held an awareness and fundraising drive and raised $2,200 for the American Heart Association.

Employees Stacy Kramer, Mary Moynihan, Lisa Lord-Scott, Wendy Ryan and Angie Peck presented a $2,200 check to Elizabeth Zulawski, executive director for the Buffalo Niagara Division of the American Heart Association.

“We are so thankful to Cummins and our corporate community for their fundraising efforts,” Zulawski said. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in our region, but it doesn’t have to be. Funding the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association leads to breakthroughs in research, education, advocacy, and training programs that will prevent cardiovascular diseases.”

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women ages 20 and over, killing one woman every minute. More women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. One in three American women die of heart disease, compared to one in 30 women that die of breast cancer. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Eighty percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented, if they make the right choices for their heart involving diet, exercise, and abstinence from smoking.