PCSB Bank employees came out in full force on April 23 for the 2017 Heart Walk—raising a record $53,577 for the American Heart Association (AHA). The PCSB Bank team included 448 employees, families, friends, and pets.
During the past 14 years, PCSB Bank has raised a grand total of more than $489,000 for the AHA. This year’s walkathon celebrated local survivors of heart disease and stroke, helped to raise awareness, and funded research and programs of the American Heart Association.
“The Heart Walk provides an opportunity for PCSB Bank employees and their families and friends to raise money for an important cause that affects us all—and I am very proud of the ‘team spirit’ we display,” says Joseph D. Roberto, chairman, president and chief executive officer of PCSB Bank. “As a community-focused bank, we are committed to helping the AHA fight heart disease, which has such a major impact on the communities we serve as well as the nation as a whole.”
The Heart Walk raises funds for the American Heart Association, which is dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular heart diseases and stroke. The AHA’s current goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020. The AHA works to achieve this goal by improving patient care and advocating for better health; raising awareness and educating Americans; and protecting the future by helping children develop lifelong health habits.