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January 1, 2013

Health Notes: Jan. 1, 2012

Blood drive planned at Elizabethtown Community Hospital

ELIZABETHTOWN — A blood drive will be held at Elizabethtown Community Hospital from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The drive is managed by the North Country Regional Blood Center, which provides blood and blood products to hospitals in the region. The blood collected locally stays in the local region.

ECH performs blood and platelet transfusions regularly in its Chemotherapy and Infusion Department.

Pray named Go Red volunteer leader

PLATTSBURGH — Swarovski Lighting’s Head of Human Resources Lee Ann Pray has been named the American Heart Association volunteer chairwoman for the annual Go Red for Women Dinner set for Friday, Feb. 1. 

She will lead the organization’s appeal to local businesses and community leaders to support the Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives, free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, by joining the Go Red movement.

“Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and one in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease that is often undetected,” Pray said in a press release. “Go Red for Women Events, like the dinner on Feb. 1, 2013, will educate women about their personal risk and give tips towards a healthier life.”

Pray serves on several boards, including the Workforce Investment Board and the Northern Adirondack Safety & Health Council. She is also an officer in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks – Keeseville Lodge 2072.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University and has received her Certification in Professional Human Resources from the Society for Human Resources Management.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets to the event contact Regional Director Keri Mack at 335-8125 or keri.mack@heart.org.

Fletcher Allen exceeds 2012 fund goal

BURLINGTON — The Fletcher Allen Health Care Annual Fund Drive raised $3.9 million in fiscal year 2012, exceeding its goal by $100,000, a 24 percent increase over 2011.

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