If you drive by Ascend Federal Credit Union’s Corporate Headquarters at 520 Airpark Drive in Tullahoma during the month of February, chances are you’ll see something a little unusual.
All month long, the credit union’s Corporate HQ will be bathed in red lighting in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement. The red lights began displaying on Feb. 2, National Wear Red Day®.
The special day was an awareness project of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement. According to goredforwomen.org, heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, which is more than all cancers combined.
“Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes,” the site states.
Ascend employees also participated by wearing red. Employees who donated at least $5 were allowed to wear blue jeans and a red shirt. Ascend matched employee funds for a total donation to the American Heart Association of $1,770.
For more information about maintaining a healthy heart or what the warning signs are for a heart attack or stroke, visit the American Heart Association at heart.org.
With more than $2 billion in assets, more than 170,000 members and more than 500 employees, Ascend is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest federally chartered credit unions in the United States. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) selected Ascend as the 2015 Federal Credit Union of the Year. Ascend is federally insured by the NCUA.