Upstate News

April 14, 2010
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Upstate fields its largest team for Heart Walk

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Upstate Medical University will field its largest team ever this year for the American Heart Association’s key fundraiser, the Heart Walk, April 17 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool.

More than 700 Upstate employees and family members, known as Team Upstate, will participate in the 3-mile walk to benefit the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke.

Upstate officials expect to raise more than $25,000 for the heart association this year. In the last 10 years, Upstate employees have raised more than $240,000 for the heart association.

“The American Heart Association’s mission to increase awareness for heart health and stroke and to support research into all areas of cardiovascular disease mirrors the work Upstate Medical University does each day in the areas of education, research and patient care,” said John McCabe, M.D., Upstate Medical University senior vice president chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital.

Upstate University Hospital is currently building a new Heart and Vascular Institute, the 18,500 square-foot facility to be located on the sixth floor of the hospital, will integrate various cardiac diagnostic services in one location, upgrade heart care technology and provide enhance patient and family amenities.

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