Scottrade Associates Go Red to Benefit the American Heart Association
Online investment firm raises awareness and funds in fight against heart disease
ST. LOUIS.“ Scottrade, a leading branchâ“supported online investment firm, has donated $4,000 to the American Heart Association to benefit the Go Red For Women movement. 2009 marks the third year that Scottrade and its associates have participated in National Wear Red Day to benefit the American Heart Association.
On Feb. 6, National Wear Red Day, Scottrade donated $3 to the American Heart Association for every associate who wore red. This year, more than 1,307 Scottrade associates wore the color red to support the cause and raise awareness about the importance of heart health.
â€œNational Wear Red Day is a great opportunity for Scottrade and its associates to raise awareness about heart health and to make a contribution that could potentially reduce the number of women affected by heart disease across the county,said Scottrade Chief Administrative Officer Jane Wulf. Our associates truly enjoy making a difference in the lives of those around them and I am proud of their efforts.
Go Red For Women is a national movement founded by the American Heart Association to help fight the number one killer of American Women. The associations goal is to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke by 2010. Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power of those involved and their ability to wipe out heart related illnesses. As a result of the participation, millions of individuals across the county wear the color red to improve heart health and live stronger, longer lives.
Scottrade believes in the importance of investing in the communities where its associates work and live. Other organizations that Scottrade and its associates support include the United Way, Rebuilding Together, the Humane Society, Susan G. Komens Race For the Cure, the Alzheimers Association and the St. Louis Post“Dispatchs 100 Neediest Cases.
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