On Friday, Feb. 23, the Johnstown Tomahawks will hold a Red Out Night for heart health awareness when they take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at 7:30 p.m.
HealthCare First Credit Union will serve as the sponsoring organization for the event and all fans are encouraged to wear red to the game to show their support. HCFCU is very excited to be sponsoring this game, especially for such a good cause!
President and CEO Meghan Sinclair always enjoys the event and what it means to so many people.
“Red Out Night is a great event,” she said. “I love that I get the opportunity to meet and catch up with our members while supporting such a great cause. There is also a deeper reward that I get knowing that we are working to make a difference in our community by raising money and awareness that can better someone’s health.”
She also added, “I am excited by the way our membership gets involved and donates to events that we do here at the credit union. Because we are a healthcare-based credit union, celebrating Heart Month is something very important to our members and to us. Many of our members see firsthand the effect of heart health on a daily basis, and it is so rewarding for me to see their generosity to The American Heart Association.”
First formed in 1979, HealthCare First Credit Union was originally known as Lee Hospital Credit Union. At that time, the Credit Union only served individuals who were employed by the hospital. When Lee Hospital was sold in 2005, the Lee Hospital Credit Union changed its name and charter to HealthCare First Credit Union. Membership was expanded to include any healthcare employee within Cambria, Somerset and Blair counties. Then in 2016, Altoona Regional Health System Federal Credit Union merged with HealthCare First Credit Union who now has over 10,000 members.
HCFCU today provides members with access to checking and savings accounts, online and mobile banking, certificates, IRAs, VISA cards, multiple types of loans and many other services. More information can be found at www.healthcarefirstcu.com.
Marketing Manager Maria Kline is new to the event but is eager to see the impact it has on the community.
“Since I have been a part of HealthCare First Credit Union, I have realized how much this credit union gives back and cares about the communities in which we are located,” she said. “Even though we celebrate Heart Month all throughout February, Red Out Night is a great way to raise awareness to our efforts. We are really looking forward to another successful event again this year and can’t thank our members enough for taking part.”