A Heart for Giving: NSB Eclipses $70,000 in Donations to American Heart Association Over Last Decade
PORTLAND—When supporters of the American Heart Association gather at the Holiday Inn by the Bay on March 27 for the annual Maine Go Red for Women Luncheon, the name “Norway Savings Bank” will proudly be among the local businesses assisting in this important cause: raising awareness of cardiovascular disease.
In the last decade, Norway Savings has contributed over $70,000 to a variety of Association programs, including:
- Maine Heart Walk – the event is part of a campaign to encourage local companies, organizations, and employees to join the fight against heart disease and stroke. Hundreds of NSB employees have participated in the walks as well.
- Go Red for Women – the campaign focuses on women’s greatest health threat (cardiovascular disease) and promotes heart health research and progress. Now in more than 50 countries, the campaign is in its 20th year.
- “Purse-onality” – the fundraising event features a silent auction with “purse packages” donated by local supporters.
“At the American Heart Association, we want people to experience more of life’s precious moments. It’s why we’ve made it our mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Norway Savings Bank’s donations make a critical difference by helping more people to experience those moments that bring special meaning into their lives,” said Brian Shankey, the Association’s Executive Director for Northern New England. “This generosity allows the Association to fund research, programs to improve the quality of care at hospitals, CPR training, advocacy for legislation to improve school lunches, and much more.”
“We recognize and value the many ways in which the American Heart Association works to improve the health and wellbeing of Maine residents while saving countless lives,” said Dan Walsh, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “This funding directly supports research, science, and advocacy, but it also provides education and awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Maine, and how it can be prevented. These contributions will better people’s lives, and the Bank always does what it can to help programs looking to achieve that.”
For more information about the American Heart Association in Maine and how you can help, click here.