Patient Stories: Heart Smart for Life

Fidelis Care at Heart Smart Summer Camp
Fidelis Care at Heart Smart Summer Camp

Western New Yorkers are now able to get Heart Smart for Life thanks to generous grants from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation (AZHCF) to combat heart disease in one of Buffalo’s poorest neighborhoods. The Mercy Hospital Foundation is one of only ten nonprofit organizations across the country to receive this funding as part of AZHCF’s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program.

The Heart Smart for Life program is based out of the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) located on Louisiana Street in the city’s “Old First Ward.” It is a collaborative initiative aimed at ensuring vulnerable populations – those people who otherwise might fall through the cracks – have access to nutrition education, free health screenings, wellness programs, and other resources focused on preventing heart disease.

The program offers participants educational sessions on healthy eating, exercise, and much more. The program is free and open to the community and participants do not need to be current MCCC or Catholic Health patients. To become Heart Smart for Life, call 716-923-6152, today.


For more patient and/or physician information, see the resources below.

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Heart Smart for Life - Patient Testimonial

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