BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Bates Troy Inc., a healthcare linen, dry cleaning and tailoring, and fire and water restoration company based here, reports its management team once more donned red Feb. 5 for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Wear Red Day®.
The day calls attention to the nation’s No. 1 health threat for women—cardiovascular disease. according to the AHA’s newly released 2021 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics, cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer of women in the United States.
Bates Troy Inc. says it has been a proud sponsor and supporter of the AHA for more than a decade. As part of its sponsorship, the company has been cutting the starting line ribbon for the annual Heart Walk in Broome County, New York.
“We chose to support the Heart Walk because heart disease and stroke affect so many people in our families, community and country,” says Brian Kradjian, president and CEO of Bates Troy.
“The Heart Walk is a great event which incorporates all ages and is good clean healthy fun that raises needed monies and promotes necessary awareness. Beyond this, there is meaningful education that occurs at AHA’s events throughout the year.”
In 2019, the Heart Walk drew more than 2,000 participants. As with most things, the Heart Walk has been affected by the COVID regulations so this year’s event will be held virtually on April 11.
Patrick Fendick, Bates Troy’s director of sales, has been on the Executive Leadership team for the local chapter of AHA for three years.