AED Advocates Stormed the State House
A group of dedicated advocates came to the State House to lobby for a bill that would require automated external defibrillators in Schools. The advocates are so passionate because they unfortunately lost a child because when they suffered sudden cardiac arrest a defibrillator was not available.
The 2016 Oahu Heart Walk is just around the corner
Jennifer & Joel Griffin
On June 8, 2012, Gwyneth Griffin, a 7th grader at A. G. Wright Middle School, collapsed in cardiac arrest. Several critical minutes passed before her father, Joel, reached her. CPR had not been initiated.
Trenton Fryman, Kentucky
For more than a year, North Oldham High School Class of 2016 senior, Trenton Fryman, has been an outspoken advocate for training students in CPR. Thanks in part to his dedication, this past March, Kentucky became the 29th state to pass legislation that will ensure all students learn this lifesaving skill.
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Advocacy Victories in the Commonwealth
Learning CPR in Schools
You're the Cure and You're Making it Happen!
Thank you to all our Great Rivers Affiliate You’re the Cure advocates! Because of you, we’re making Delaware, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia healthier places to live.
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Ohio Becomes 33rd State to Pass CPR in School Legislation!
Great news! House Bill 113 was signed into law by Governor John Kasich on June 14th, making Ohio the 33rd state to pass CPR in Schools legislation. As a result of House Bill 113, which takes effect with the 2017-2018 school year, more than 100,000 Ohio high school graduates each year will be trained in CPR. As part of the training, students will also learn how to use an automated external defibrillator, or AED.