Weis donates $120,000 to American Heart Assn.

SUNBURY — Weis Markets today presented a $102,500 donation to the American Heart Association (AHA) in support of their in-store “Life is Why We Give” program, which raised funds in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

This donation was generated through customer contributions during a two-week, in-store fundraising program during American Heart Month in February. Weis Markets’ stores raised nearly $92,000, and a corporate contribution rounded up the donation to $102,500.

“We are extremely grateful to our customers for their generosity in support of our inaugural “Life is Why We Give” in-store campaign in support of the American Heart Association,” said David Gose, Senior Vice President of Operations for Weis Markets. “AHA’s mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. At Weis, we are proud to play a part in the fight against heart disease and stroke, and give back in the communities we serve.”

To support the initiative, Weis Markets and its associates encouraged customers to make small donations at Weis checkouts by rounding up their orders or purchasing $1, $3, $5 or $10 vouchers. The funds raised will be used to support heart disease and stroke prevention, including nutrition education, in Weis Markets’ seven-state market area.