One of Watson’s close to home charities is the American Heart Association. Chances are you, or a family member knows someone that is affected by heart disease and stroke. Looking at the statistics, 2200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day. Via the AHA website, this breaks down to one death every forty seconds. Cardiovascular diseases, which include stokes, claim the lives of about one woman every 80 seconds. Education and action are key elements in the fight against these killers. We here at Watson do a little FUNraising to raise awareness, help support educational programs to increase awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.
Always the company to get a little ahead of the game we started a raffle on Friday, January 19th, 2018 to run all the way to Go Red For Women day on February 2nd! Watson intends to match the money raised from the raffle and donate it to The American Heart Association. The total amount raised by seventy-three Watson employees by the raffle was $559. Watson as a company matched the total rose by its employees which brought us to a total donation of $1,118.00. The winners of the raffle are; Erika Hinsdale -$25 Itunes Card, Tarway Socree $25 Itunes Card, Craig Fassett- $25 Amazon Card, Jimmy Ziegler- $25 Amazon Card and the grand prize of Beats by Dre Headphones is Kim Hale!
February 2nd our employees not only turned out in droves donning red in support but also turned the interior walls of the Watson West Haven plant red to jazz up or aim to raise awareness. In continued support, if you feel obliged and still want to donate we are always accepting the generosity of others here http://bit.ly/2CVnZJ7 at the Watson Team Page.