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Victory! Coaches will be required to know CPR in 2015!

 

Victory! Thanks to your advocacy, critical lifesaving legislation that would require coaches to be trained in CPR is headed to the Governor’s desk. This law, when signed by the Governor, will require all public high school coaches to be certified in CPR by August 2015!

This has been a long battle (5+ years) and we can't thank you and the legislators, especially lead sponsors Sen. Downing and Rep. Lawn, for the continued dedication. We know that coaches will now be trained to be prepared to respond immediately to sudden cardiac arrest at organized practices and competitions.

Sudden cardiac death in young athletes is a tragic event with devastating effects on a family, athletic team, and local community. Thanks to the actions of advocates like you, we can make sure that because coaches will be trained there will be no more tragic losses on our fields, rinks, and gyms.

 

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