Binghamton skyline to go red for heart health
In keeping with heart health awareness, the Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. will light the top of its headquarters in red Friday night. The lighting atop the landmark downtown Binghamton building will honor both American Heart Month and Wear Red Day, bathing the night sky in a red glow and encouraging people to make heart-healthy choices.
Community leaders came together this morning as Security Mutual made the announcement. Joining Bruce W. Boyea, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Security Mutual, were: John M. Carrigg, president and chief executive officer of UHS and chair of the 2020 Southern Tier Heart Walk; Franklin Fry, executive director of the American Heart Association; representatives for New York State Sen. Fred Akshar and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo; Broome County Executive Jason Garnar; and Binghamton Mayor Richard David.
“We at Security Mutual really want to shine the light on heart health, encourage people to educate themselves about heart disease, and inspire everyone to make simple lifestyle changes that can make a positive difference in heart health and quality of life,” Mr Boyea said.
“Right now, heart disease kills 830,000 people each year in the U.S. That’s nearly three-and-a-half times the population of Broome and Tioga Counties combined, ” said Mr. Carrigg. “We at UHS are very proud to work with the American Heart Association to embrace Check. Change. Control, For four months – American Heart Month in February through American Stroke Month in May – we’re asking people to take their blood pressure twice each month and track the results online. Just one step you can take to help prevent heart disease.”
Security Mutual is among the organizations participating in the Check. Change. Control. Program. For more information on Check. Change. Control go to www.ccctracker.com/uhs.