The Glastonbury Crew Team and FOGRI are excited to announce the "Pulling for Pulse" Campaign. Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the #1 causes of death in Connecticut. This fundraiser is to designed to raise heart health awareness in our community as well as to fund the purchase of 2 new racing shells for our crew team.
To promote awareness for heart disease in Glastonbury, present charitable donations to support the American Heart Association's research, education and community outreach efforts, to fund Glastonbury Heart Health Initiatives such as AEDs and training, and to provide GHS Crew with new racing shells honoring those whose lives have been affected by heart disease and those who live heart healthy lives.
To schedule events in our community to provide CPR training and heart health awareness.
To fundraise in support of promoting heart health in our community, purchase two fully equipped 4 person custom rowing shells, while making a cash donation to the American Heart Association.
The 1st of the 2 rowing shells was fabricated for the Girls Team by Vespoli and painted by Alan Pastrana at Pastrana Unlimited. Alan, who painted Valor, has customized the boat to highlight the campaign's "Heart Health" focus with a distinctive EKG waterline and some beautiful deck artwork. It was Christened by Reverend Allen on Friday, May 5, 2017. The first AED was installed at the Glastonbury Boat House in the boat bays and a second AED will travel with the Crew Team for practices and regattas. A $1000 donation was also made in 2017 to the American Heart Association. Additionally, a CPR dummy and practice AED were purchased for training. We are currently fundraising for the 2nd shell for the Boys Team and Pulling For Pulse clothing will be on sale at regattas.
Please consider being an individual or corporate sponsor and recognize someone with their name on a rowing shell. You can add the name of a heart disease honoree on a crew shell at the $300 donation level. Corporate donation level options provide different levels of visibility.
GLASTONBURY FAMILY DENTAL
CONSULTING CARDIOLOGIST, PC
BROWN PAINDIRIS & SCOTT LLP
MIDDLESEX CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES
JACONETTA, BURNHAM & WIMER
GLASTONBURY ROTARY CLUB
BIRCH HILL TAVERN
HIGHLAND PARK MARKET
GILBANE BUILDING COMPANY
FIRST NIAGARA BANK
CONNECTICUT LIGHTING CENTER
D DUBALDO ELECTRIC