Archive - Nov 4, 2011

Archive - Nov 4, 2011

North Hunterdon cheerleaders donate to Janet Fund to target cardiac arrest

Blogger's Note:
The important part is to be found in the fourth paragraph. To save you time, here's the punch line:

Because the North Hunterdon High School staff is trained in CPR and the use of Automated External Defibrillators, they were able to help one their own students, Heather Skillman, who collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest during cheerleading tryouts in April of this year.

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Published: Friday, November 04, 2011, 10:38 AM Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 10:50 AM
By Todd Petty

The North Hunterdon High School cheerleading team presented a donation of more than $3,000 to the Janet Fund at the school’s football game against Voorhees High School on Oct. 6.

The fund was created in memory of Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old Pop Warner cheerleader who suffered sudden cardiac arrest during cheerleading practice.

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