Bank of Tennessee has chosen the American Heart Association as its 2012 Charity of the Year. Darla Scott, Bank of Tennessee’s chief financial officer, has also accepted the nomination of chairperson for the 2012-2013 Tri-Cities Circle of Red.
Bank of Tennessee kicked off the campaign with the American Heart Association National Wear Red Day Feb. 3 and will continue to have activities and events to raise awareness through April.
“We will end the campaign to coincide with the annual Go Red for Women luncheon on May 4 at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport,” Scott said. “We recognize how important it is to raise awareness about heart-healthy lifestyle choices and are excited to have this opportunity to educate, raise funds and support this great organization.”
“Darla Scott and the Bank of Tennessee have always been big supporters of the American Heart Association in our fight against heart disease and stroke,” said Marty Price, regional director, American Heart Association. “We are excited that Darla Scott has accepted the nomination as our 2012-2013 Tri Cities Circle of Red chair. Darla’s passion and leadership will be instrumental as she leads the Circle of Red forward in the fight against the nations No. 1 killer of women.”
While Bank of Tennessee supports many local charities throughout the year, a team of employees select a specific organization as its Charity of the Year. That charity is the focus of employee fund-raising and activities. The American Heart Association aligns with values the bank has embraced to promote a healthier lifestyle by offering nutritional and physical fitness benefits to its employees. Employees are provided access to the bank’s on-site workout facility and one-on-one coaching sessions with a certified personal trainer.
Bank of Tennessee has served the greater Tri-Cities area since 1974 with 11 locations in the Tri-Cities. For more information, visit bankoftennessee.com or call 378-9500.