You are cordially invited to attend Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s Press Conference for the Healthy Heart Project: Heart Screening and Workshop for African-American Women. This is an effort to articulate our advocacy on closing the gap in health disparities.
Rochdale Village To Be The First Site Of A Wellness Center As Part Of The Healthy Heart Project Senator Shirley L. Huntley And Dr. Robert Evans Spearhead The Fight Against Heart Disease In African American Women
(D-Jamaica), Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s office announced today a new community wellness initiative aimed at empowering African American women to combat heart disease. Called The Healthy Heart Project at Rochdale Village, this collaborative community effort is being coordinated by Senator Huntley and Dr. Robert Evans, with assistance of the newly founded Community Wellness Centers of America, LLC, that is basing its wellness outreach on a new testing device for heart disease called Multifunction Cardiogram or “MCG”, a risk-free test with 90-95% accuracy rates in diagnosing ischemic heart disease.
It was scrub-a-dub-dub in Howard Beach this past weekend, as over 100 big-hearted people rolled up their sleeves and got wet to raise thousands at New York Families for Autistic Children’s (NYFAC) fifth annual charity car wash and car show.
It was the most successful ever, raising just “a touch” under $7,000.
“People are very supportive of what we do,” said Andrew Baumann, president and CEO of NYFAC.
He explained that, in this economic climate, fundraisers are pivotal.
“When one door closes, another opens,” he said. “The people of this community [Howard Beach] are extremely generous and warm and have opened their hearts to the kids.”
“A lot of kids from the neighborhood came out to pitch in,” continued Baumann.