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APW Staff Unite to Raise Awareness about Heart Health

Faculty members in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District joined forces recently to show their support for National Heart Month and raise awareness about the hidden dangers of heart disease in women.

Staff members wore the color red on the first Friday in February and collected a $410 donation for the American Heart Association.

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District faculty members are wearing red to show their support for National Heart Month. Pictured, left to right, are: Shannon Hatton, guest teacher; Amber Downey, special education teacher; Lisa Hale, building aide; Hanna Weigel, second grade teacher; Sue Phillips, second grade teacher; and Karly Babcock, student teacher.
Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District faculty members are wearing red to show their support for National Heart Month. Pictured, left to right, are: Shannon Hatton, guest teacher; Amber Downey, special education teacher; Lisa Hale, building aide; Hanna Weigel, second grade teacher; Sue Phillips, second grade teacher; and Karly Babcock, student teacher.

Donations to the AHA during the month of February support medical research and educational programs aimed at helping women live longer, heart-healthier lives.

APW’s wear red day is a precursor to an upcoming ‘Wear Purple for Amelia’ day on March 14.

APW faculty and students will wear purple on that day to support the Amelia Michelle Wade Scholarship Fund. Amelia was a junior at APW when she unexpectedly passed away in October of 2010 from secondary pulmonary hypertension.

To honor her memory and raise awareness of the disease, her parents, Eric and Valerie Wade, along with their daughter, Kara, have set up a scholarship in Amelia’s name to be awarded to APW High School seniors who exhibit exceptional character and plan to enter the medical field.

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  1. This is so awesome, I loss a sister in 2004 when she had a heart transplant, the doctors didn’t know how bad her veins were that pumped blood to and from her heart ( closing up). She was 40 yrs. old she was born with mitrovalve -prolapse . From Cindy Mulcahey

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