The Tobacco Valley Teachers Federal Credit Union (TVTFCU) celebrated National Wear Red Day on February 7 to kick-off the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” campaign. This movement was started to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. According to the AHA, it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason.
“In our effort to help bring awareness to this cause, we provided heart health information, healthy refreshments and offered free blood pressure checks for our members. Also during February we are providing a prize drawing for a chance to win a membership to Healhtrax.” said Myrijam Meserve, Manager/CEO, for the credit union. Donations for the American Heart Association are being accepted at the credit union and on their online fundraising page found on their web site, www.tvtfcu.org, through February 28.
To learn more about the “Go Red for Women” movement visit www.goredforwomen.org.
For more information about the credit union, visit their web site: www.tvtfcu.org, find them on Facebook, visit their YouTube Channel: tvtfcuinenfield, call them at 860-253-4780 or stop by their office which is located at 182 South Road in Enfield.
TVTFCU is a not-for-profit, member owned, financial co-operative which has been serving its members since 1936. Financial services include savings and checking accounts, youth accounts. online account management, a variety of loans, mortgages and more. TVTFCU’s field of membership includes: All public and non-public school employees who work in the towns of Enfield, East Windsor, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Suffield and Somers, Connecticut; Enrico Fermi High School students; Enfield High School students; Employees of Community Health Resources and Employees, commissioners and volunteers of the Enfield Fire Department, plus, spouses of persons who died while within the field of membership of this credit union, persons retired as pensioners or annuitants from the above employment, members of their immediate families and organization of such persons.