HopeHealth Receives Support from TD Bank for Heart Healthy Barbershop Tours
HopeHealth has received a $15,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for the continuation of its Heart Healthy Barbershop Tour.
Since its formation in 2002, the TD Charitable Foundation, the giving arm of TD Bank, has distributed $323 million through donations to local non-profit organizations. The foundation’s gift to HopeHealth will allow for the facilitation of an important program that empowers men to take control of their blood pressure management.
The Heart Healthy Barbershop Tour provides free blood pressure screenings at different barbershop locations. Participating barbershops also receive free blood pressure monitors and training on how to correctly check their customers’ blood pressure. Participants needing a health care home also have the opportunity to learn how to become a patient with HopeHealth.
“At TD, we are dedicated to the well-being of our communities, and this initiative aligns with our commitment to improve access to health care for all,” said Cynthia Forbes, senior regional giving manager for TD’s Charitable Foundation Mid-South Region. “We’re proud to stand behind organizations like HopeHealth that are identifying critical needs and prioritizing innovations that enhance the quality of life for local residents.”
On the importance of the program, Charlee Rhodes, development and events coordinator, shared, “We are so grateful for the support provided by this grant from TD Bank, which will fund our Heart Healthy Barbershop Tour. In 2023, we handed out 23 blood pressure monitors through this program and reached over 40 participants in three counties. In 2024, HopeHealth plans to expand the reach of this program throughout their service areas. Barbershops are staples in many communities, and this tour will be vital for sustaining heart health while also encouraging Black men to take an active role in their health.”
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing over 9.8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast,
Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $323 million through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation is available at tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities.