Archive - Apr 26, 2016

Archive - Apr 26, 2016


Wisconsin To Require CPR Training for Students

Wisconsin became the latest state in the country to require CPR training in its schools under legislation signed into law this week.

The measure was inspired by the heroic actions of several teenagers who came to the rescue of a man who had suffered a heart attack while riding his bike, said state Sen. Jerry Petrowski, one of the bill’s primary sponsors.

“Without the quick thinking and action of three CPR-trained teenagers who happened to be nearby, he would not have survived,” Petrowski said. “This incident really showed me the importance of this legislation and prompted me to author this bill.”

The legislation requires all Wisconsin public, charter and private schools to teach CPR, as well as cardio cerebral resuscitation, or CCR, as part of health education classes offered to students between seventh and 12th grade. The law takes effect with the 2017-2018 school year.

SCA Foundation to Participate in The Pittsburgh Foundation Day of Giving on May 3rd

Help Raise Awareness on the Day of Giving, May 3rd

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, is participating in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2016 Day of Giving. The 16-hour event is designed to inspire individuals and businesses to contribute to the life-changing work of non-profit organizations located in the Pittsburgh region.

SCA Foundation Has Reached the GuideStar Silver Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today achieved the Silver GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

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