Archive - Oct 7, 2013

Archive - Oct 7, 2013

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Participates in Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair, Hosted by University of Pittsburgh

Nick Gerstel demonstrates CPRPITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation participated yesterday in the fifth annual Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair and Fan Fest, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Basketball. The community health fair is held in honor of the late Maggie Dixon, Pitt coach Jamie Dixon's younger sister, who was the head coach of the Army Black Knights women's basketball team.

Dinniman Leads Call for AEDs in Pennsylvania Schools

Steve and Christy Silva, Senator Andy DinnimanMore than 50 activists, families and residents from throughout the Commonwealth joined Dinniman on Tuesday, October 1 in calling for the passage of Senate Bill 606, legislation that would help ensure that every public school in Pennsylvania has an automated external defibrillator (AED) that is up to date and ready to use.

The press conference was part of a day of legislative action as October is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month.

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