Receives Award for “Ride for Heart Health” for the Cayuga Heart Institute
NY – At Cayuga Medical Center’s Annual Community Meeting at the end of April, Pete
Saltonstall of Treleaven, King Ferry Winery, was awarded the 1st
Annual Community Partner Award. The award was given by John Rudd, president and
CEO of Cayuga Medical Center for Saltonstall’s passion of organizing the “Ride
for Heart Health,” a bicycle ride to raise funds for Cayuga Heart Institute.
Each year the funds augment the costs for education of raising awareness about
heart issues, heart attacks, and what to do if you or someone near you is
having the signs and symptoms of one.
Rudd, a cycling enthusiast himself, commented “Heart attack and issues of the heart
still remains the #1 killer in America, what we do locally makes a huge
difference in the health of our community. Awareness and time in this case is
a matter of life and death. Partnerships in events such as the “Ride for Heart
Health” are a wonderful compliment to the Center, to partner with Peter
Saltonstall, of King Ferry Winery, to raise awareness of heart disease with a
fun ride, and a host of events following at King Ferry Winery.”
The ride, now in its third year, is
slated for June 13th, 2015. It has been very successful, attracting cyclists
from across the Finger Lakes and as far away as Missouri says Saltonstall, who
has recently taken up cycling as part of his new approach to heart-healthy
living. To register, go to Active.com and look for Ride for Heart Health; see www.rideforhearthealth.com for more
information or email rideforhearthealth@gmail with questions.
Medical Center is a state-of-the art medical center in collaboration with
prestigious health care organizations including Cornell University’s Weill
Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY,
Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) at Rochester General Health System,
The University of Rochester Medical Center (orthopedics and neurosurgery) and Mayo Medical
Laboratories. For more information on services available at the medical center
and its satellite campuses, please visit cayugamed.org or call (607) 274-4498.
New York 14850-1383