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Horizon Bank Joins Hands, and Hearts, with American Heart Association to raise Infant CPR Awareness Across the Region
Michigan City, IN
07/17/2020 09:11 AM
Horizon Bank of LaPorte County is pleased to announce an investment of $10,000 in the Northwest Indiana American Heart Association for their efforts during COVID-19 and will help impact the hospitals in LaPorte County.

Due to COVID-19 hospitals ceased their face to face infant CPR training classes to families. Therefore, families are leaving the hospital NICUs without knowing this critical lifesaving skill for their high-risk newborn.

“I am extremely proud of Horizon Bank’s donation to the American Heart Association to support of their COVID-19 efforts. This donation was crucial for the community during this time and will directly impact LaPorte County’s medical front lines,” stated Rachel Saxon, President and Senior Trust Officer of Investments.

As part of its global response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health and research, is committing  $2.5 million to research efforts to better understand this unique coronavirus and its interaction with the body’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.

Specifically, the Association will be offering fast-tracked research grants for short-term projects that can turn around results within 9-12 month to better understand the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and clinical management of COVID-19 as it relates to heart and brain health. There will also be additional funding made available to the Association’s new Health Technologies & Innovation Strategically Focused Research Centers to develop rapid technology solutions to aid in dealing with the COVID 19 pandemic.
Amy Phares
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