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Heart Assoc. honors volunteers

June 7, 2006

Albany --  One person in American dies every 35 seconds from cardiovascular disease.   So by the time we finish reading this story, at least two people will have died. The American Heart Association is constantly working to lower that alarming rate.    

Today, the Albany chapter honored the volunteers and sponsors who help them raise money for research and spread awareness of the warning signs of heart disease and stroke.

This year, the Albany chapter raised more than $125,000.    

"The money that's raised here, stays here in this community to fund all our efforts to fight heart disease and stroke," said out-going Chapter President Emily Plummer.  

Deborah Sanders was named the American Heart Association's Albany Volunteer of the Year.

Since her brother died of heart disease, she's held several yard sales a year to raise money for the cause.


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