Archive - Nov 21, 2011

Archive - Nov 21, 2011

Seeking Volunteers for Pens Charity ASSIST Raffle

Pens Charity ASSIST RaffleThe Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh, PA, works hard to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.

The Foundation has been accepted by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation as one of several area nonprofit organizations that will be featured during its Pens Charity ASSIST Raffle this season. One nonprofit is selected for every home game--and the Foundation's night is Tuesday, November 13.

Freshman Tight End at Arkansas Dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

FAYETTEVILLE, AK--One day after earning a 44-17 victory over Mississippi State, the Arkansas Razorbacks are now mourning the death of freshman tight end Garrett Uekman. Uekman was pronounced dead at Washington Regional Medical Center. 

Garrett Uekman was 19 years old.

The Arkansas Razorbacks have announced a Monday night candle light vigil in his memory. Grief counselors have been made available to Razorbacks players by the school.

Uekman was discovered unresponsive in his dorm at 11:15 am Sunday, not long after being spotted playing video games and apparently healthy. He was pronounced dead at 12:10 pm after suffering cardiac arrest. 

Two Runners Die During Philadelphia Marathon

PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say two who ran in the Philadelphia Marathon collapsed during the race and died of apparent "heart attacks."

Philadelphia police Officer Jillian Russell, a spokeswoman, says a 21-year-old man collapsed at the finish line. She says a 40-year-old man collapsed about a quarter-mile before the finish line. Russell says both were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Melanie Johnson, executive director of The Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend, says their names were not being released pending notification of relatives. She says in a statement that organizers are "deeply saddened."

SOURCE: THe Huffington Post

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