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Chamber sets wellness event

The Blair County Chamber’s Workplace Wellness Committee will hold a “Wake-Up to Wellness” program from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Jaffa Shrine Center.

Value Drug Co. President Greg Drew will share his company’s insights on its wellness initiative. The Workplace Wellness Committee also will unveil a new toolkit that was developed to assist employers in implementing wellness programs at their businesses.

The cost to attend is $12 per chamber member and $15 per nonmember. Cost includes continental breakfast. Registra­tion is required. To register, call the chamber at 943-8151 or register online at www.blairchamber.com.

Tractor Supply holds fundraiser

Tractor Supply Co.’s fifth annual Future Farmers of America Convention T-shirt fundraiser is under way in stores nationwide.

For a limited time, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a limited edition FFA Convention-themed long sleeved T-shirt to celebrate the 92nd National FFA Conven­tion & Expo, which will take place this fall.

Net proceeds from shirt sales will go to the National FFA Foundation and will be used to fund programs and activities for FFA chapters across the country.

In 2018, the fundraiser generated more than $340,000 for chapters nationwide through Living to Serve and Alumni Legacy grants. Since the start of the fundraiser, Tractor Supply has raised

$1.1 million for FFA programs.

Conemaugh earns awards

JOHNSTOWN — Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has received several awards from the American Heart Association: the Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation; the Get With the Guidelines — Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award; and the Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Award.

The accreditation program — provided by the American Heart Association — recognizes centers that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, one in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart. The accreditation identifies health care facilities that meet specific criteria for lifesaving heart attack treatments that restore blood flow.


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