The Buffalo Bills announced today that the Bills and Greatbatch, Inc. will be teaming up this season with the American Heart Association to "Sack Heart Disease."
For each sack the Buffalo Bills record during each home game of the 2010 season, Greatbatch will donate $400 to the American Heart Association. The program will be kicked off at the beginning of the season with the home pre-season game on August 28th vs. Cincinnati, and will run through the end of the season.
In addition to Greatbatch's donation, fans will be able to donate online as well. Fans are encouraged to donate and for each donation to the program they will be entered into a drawing for a Bills-related prize.
At the end of the season, a check will be presented to the American Heart Association at Greatbatch's Global Headquarters & Holmes R&D Center by a Buffalo Bills player.
"The Bills and Greatbatch share a partnership where we both strongly support the American Heart Association," said Bruce Popko, Bills senior vice president of business development. "Through the "Sack Heart Disease" program, the Bills and Greatbatch have created a unique football-driven heart disease awareness campaign that will help increase donations to the American Heart Association."
Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE:GB) provides critical technologies to industries that depend on reliable, long lasting performance through its brands Greatbatch Medical and Electrochem. Greatbatch Medical develops and manufactures vital technologies used in medical devices for the cardiac rhythm management, neuromodulation, vascular access and orthopedic markets. Electrochem is a world leader in the design and manufacture of battery and wireless sensing technology solutions for industrial applications. For additional information on Greatbatch, visit *www.greatbatch.com.*
The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Their mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. They fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit *www.americanheart.org.*