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County employees raise nearly $1k for Heart Association

Contributed Story Posted 7 February 2014 at 12:00 am

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Albion Mayor Dean Theodorakos pulls the winning ticket this afternoon for a county employee who dressed in red as part of National Go Red Day. Nadine Hanlon, clerk of the County Legislature, holds the basket full of tickets.

Orleans County employees raised $865 by paying $5 each to wear red to promote awareness about heart disease.  Each employee that participated was eligible in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate for a night out.

Mayor Theodorakos pulled the winning ticket for a $50 gift certificate to Albion’s Crooked Door Tavern. Jim Noreck, assistant superintendent of the Buildings and Grounds Department, was the winner.

All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association to help the ongoing research to eliminate cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the country’s No. 1 and No. 4 causes of death, respectively.