Donation to the American Heart Association
During the month of May, we teamed up with the American Heart Association (AHA) in their mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives by raising $1,250 through a “Life is Why” consumer campaign.
The "Life is Why" campaign encouraged the community and our customers to stand with us by donating to support heart research and local programing at the time of checkout at any of our four locations. Thanks to all of YOU, this donation was possible.
“I’m so grateful for Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel’s partnership through the month of May with the AHA as well as their longstanding commitment to community initiatives in Vermont and New York,” said Wes Snyder, Development Director of the American Heart Association. “With Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke accounting for one in three deaths in the United States, the money raised will go directly to advancing research in hopes of ending the cycle of heart disease and stroke.”
Locally, the American Heart Association funds cutting edge research at the Cardiovascular Institute of Vermont and UVM Larner College of Medicine. The AHA also focuses their work on CPR and AED teaching and education along with work at the legislative level to ensure all Vermonters have equitable access to care, food security and additional health resources
“Like Lenny's, the American Heart Association supports Vermonters in so many ways,” said Mark McCarthy, Co-Owner of Lenny’s. “Their public policy priorities focus on helping Vermonters thrive through healthy lifestyle initiatives. We are happy to support and promote their mission.”
Thank you to everyone who donated to help us make this fundraising campaign a huge success.