Astoria Bank’s “Go Red For Women” campaign sees best year yet

Astoria Queens Branch Is Top Fundraiser

Astoria Bank, the second largest community bank headquartered in New York, has been named the top Long Island corporate fundraiser in 2017 for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

The annual campaign, held each February, raises funds and awareness for the research and prevention of heart disease in women. Astoria Bank’s effort this year was record-breaking, with nearly $30,000 contributed by bank customers, employees and the community. In addition, Astoria Bank matched employee donations of $25 or more.

“We’re grateful to everyone in the community who helped take our Go Red for Women campaign to new heights,” said Brian Edwards, Astoria Bank executive vice president. “Together, we’re leading the fight against the number-one cause of death in women.”

Leading Astoria Bank’s branch network in fundraising dollars was the Main Office Branch in Astoria, which collected more than $2,000. Following closely behind in second and third place respectively were the Syosset Branch in Nassau County and the Flushing Branch.

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