BOSTON, MA - On Thursday, January 21, the Boston Bruins are teaming up with the American Heart Association (AHA) as Tufts Medical Center presents the Boston Bruins Fourth Annual Heart Health Night during their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00 p.m.
Cardiac patients and survivors will be in attendance and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening. The activities will include Zamboni rides, a chance to watch warm-ups from the Boston Bruins bench and an opportunity to greet the team as they head out of the locker room to take the ice for the game. Bruins fans will also be able to have their blood pressure checked by staff from The CardioVascular Center (CVC) at Tufts Medical Center at the Comcast Zone
All in-game fundraising activities as well as proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the American Heart Association to help fund cutting-edge research, life-saving public and professional education, and advocate to protect public health. We can be proud that over $34 million of AHA-funded lifesaving research takes place right here in the Commonwealth.
In addition, Boston Bruins coaches, broadcasters and team personnel will be showing their support by wearing a commemorative heart health Brooks Brothers tie, which represents awareness for all cardiac related diseases. Also wearing red to show their support, NESN’s Kathryn Tappen and Naoko Funayama will be outfitted in red apparel from local Boston designer Sara Campbell.
Toucher & Rich of 98.5 The Sports Hub, “Boston’s new home for sports” and the flagship radio station of the Boston Bruins, will join two former heart patients in an intermission contest presented by The CardioVascular Center at Tufts Medical Center.
Through partnering with Tufts Medical Center and the American Heart Association, the Boston Bruins hope to elevate the cause and spread the word about heart disease, especially among women.
About the American Heart Association Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases - America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers - we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.
About The CardioVascular Center at Tufts Medical Center The CardioVascular Center at Tufts Medical Center is a world-class resource for patients and physicians, providing a full array of the most cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options. The multidisciplinary Center includes experts from Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology.