Volunteers from Abbott Diagnostic in Longford visited St Michael’s National School recently to talk about heart health.
The global healthcare company has reached out to educate and inspire more than 1,000 students nationwide to keep their hearts healthy, as part of its partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Heart Appeal.
The Longford volunteers addressed sixty primary school students, detailing how they can support their heart health through lifestyle choices, such as increased aerobic activity and healthy food options.
In addition to working with local schools, Abbott provided CPR training to approximately 125 employees at 11 sites around the country, and employees were offered health checks to examine key health indicators. Abbott also provided funding to support the 2016 Happy Heart Appeal.
Speaking about Abbott’s support, John Kilcoyne, director, Abbott said: “Helping people to live fuller, healthier lives is at the core of what we do at Abbott, both globally and here in Ireland. We do this through the products we make, and the impact our employees have in the communities in which we operate.
“For the past 50 years the Irish Heart Foundation has been providing services to help people live longer, healthier lives. We are proud to partner with them this year to support that goal in local communities through the Happy Heart Appeal.”