Oceanside CA– The American Heart Association San Diego Division recently collaborated with MUFG Union Bank, N.A., to host a Health and Wellness Expo at the Union Bank Oceanside branch on Saturday, September 20. During the four-hour event, more than 50 participants enjoyed complimentary blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) screenings, one-on-one consultations with a cardiologist, heart health information and giveaways. Union Bank executives also shared information and tips about financial planning, such as budgeting and saving.
“Heart disease and stroke are major health risks for everyone, and African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders are especially at high risk,” said David Demian, Board Chair, American Heart Association San Diego Division. “The American Heart Association believes that race or ethnicity should not put anyone at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Through the Health and Wellness Expo, we hope to help reduce health disparities in diverse communities by sharing lifesaving information about their leading health threats and empowering them to overcome barriers to reaching ideal cardiovascular health.”
The Health and Wellness Expo is part of the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. campaign. The Expo is designed to promote healthy behaviors and achieve the AHA’s 2020 goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. My Heart. My Life. is sponsored nationally by Subway and locally by Union Bank.
“We support fiscal and physical well-being, and Union Bank is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association to support the Health and Wellness Expos,” said Union Bank Managing Director and Regional Executive Lawrence Henry. “As a responsible bank committed to doing right, we believe in giving our employees, customers and the community at large opportunities to enhance their health.”
The goal of the Health and Wellness Expo is to bring the “No Wealth Without Your Health” message to local communities by providing heart health education, with an emphasis on its connection to one’s financial fitness. The American Heart Association believes that small efforts toward improving your heart and brain health can lead to big outcomes. The event focused on the AHA’s “Life’s Simple 7,” which recommends seven simple steps to add years to your life – don’t smoke, get active, eat better, maintain a healthy weight, manage blood pressure, control cholesterol and reduce blood sugar.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.
About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. The bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal trust, capital markets, global treasury management, transaction banking and other services. With assets of $108.8 billion (USD), as of June 30, 2014, the bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥259 trillion (JPY) or $2.5 trillion (USD)1, as of June 30, 2014. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. have corporate headquarters in New York City.
1 Exchange rate of USD=¥101.36 (J-GAAP) as of June 30, 2014