FlyRed for Heart Disease to Benefit The Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center


Pictured at 2016’s FlyRed for Heart Disease are, from left, Rahul Pawar, MD; Alan Garten, MD, Chair, Radiology Department; Margie Heller, Administrative Director of Community Relations; Fred Aueron, MD; Serena Chen, MD.; Robert Schuman, MD; Su Wang, MD, Medical Director, Center for Asian Health; Stuart Geffner, MD, Director, Transplant Surgery; and Joel Braverman, MD.

To raise support and awareness for heart health, members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center family will once again host FlyRed for Heart Disease. This indoor cycling event planned for Sunday, February 26, features three different 45-minute cycling classes at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, at Millburn Flywheel, 351 Millburn Ave., Millburn, NJ.

Hosted by Dr. Joel, Janet, Elle and Amanda Braverman, Margie Heller and Daniel Weiss, and Dr. Alan Garten, the event, now in its third year, will benefit The Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Past proceeds have funded medical equipment for the Medical Center’s Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) along with renovations to the CTICU Family Waiting Area.

FlyRed was started in 2015 by Dr. Braverman, an anesthesiologist in the CTICU at Saint Barnabas, who lost his 46-year-old father to heart disease. Ms. Heller, Administrative Director of Community Health and Outreach, became involved a year later as a way of paying tribute to her 54-year-old brother, Howard Weiss, who died of sudden cardiac death.

“Dr. Braverman and I were both motivated to turn our bad personal experiences into something that would raise awareness and that could benefit others, explained Ms. Heller. The FlyRed event does that and promotes the importance of exercise in staying heart healthy.”

The cost per session is $100. All participants will receive a t-shirt and light refreshments will be served. Spin shoes must be worn, but Flywheel will provide shoes to participants who do not have them. To learn more, register, or make a donation if you cannot attend, please visit or call 973-322-4320.

In addition, Anthony Coal Fired Pizza, located at 8119 Town Center Way in Livingston, will donate 20% of purchases on February 9 to support FlyRed and The Heart Centers at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.