You Can Save a Life at Schoolâ„¢ Named Maggie Awards Finalist

Awareness Publication Receives Two Nominations

PITTSBURGH–March 13, 2009–You Can Save a Life at School™, a publication of the SCA Foundation developed in cooperation with The RedFlash Group, has been named a finalist in the Western Publications Association 2009 Maggie Awards in the Best Supplement category. The cover story, “Saving Kaitlin,” by Laura McNeal, was named a finalist in the Best Public Service Series or Article category. The prestigious annual awards honor the best in magazine publishing.

You Can Save a Life at School aims to raise awareness about preventing and treating sudden cardiac arrest in schools, and is part of a national campaign that includes this website, sca-aware.org/schools.

“Saving Kaitlin” is the story of Kaitlin Forbes, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest at her high school and was saved by the preparation and quick actions of school officials and her fellow students. Kaitlin’s story has generated national attention, and is being featured in the March 23rd edition of People magazine, on newsstands today.

“We’re pleased that You Can Save a Life at School has received these nominations, and that Kaitlin’s story will reach millions of additional readers through People, raising awareness and saving lives,” said Mary Newman, president of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.

The campaign was underwritten by Boston Scientific, Cardiac Science, Health & Safety Institute and its family of brands (American Safety & Health Institute and Medic First Aid), the Louis J. Acompora Foundation, Physio-Control, St. Jude Medical, The RedFlash Group and ZOLL Medical Corporation. Nonprofit project partners include CARE Foundation, Citizen CPR Foundation, The Gregory Moyer Defibrillator Fund, HCMA, Parent Heart Watch, Project ADAM, Project HeartFit, Project S.A.V.E., St. Margaret Foundation, SADS, and Take Heart America. School Health Corporation is distributing the magazine nationally on behalf of the SCA Foundation.

Maggie Award winners will be announced at the WPA Publishing Conference, April 24th, in Los Angeles. For more information, visit wpa-online.org.


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