Archive - Jun 2016

Archive - Jun 2016

June 12th

Here Comes the Bride

PITTSBURGH, PA--A new bride who graduated from Peters Township High School kicked off her high heels while still wearing her wedding gown and revived a woman Saturday who was found unconscious on a Pittsburgh bench.

Julie Stroyne, a trauma nurse at UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, said she revived the woman who was on a bench near Westin Convention Center on Liberty Avenue.

“That’s something I’ll never forget,” said Stroyne, who was walking at the time with her new husband, Andrew Nixon, from their wedding reception held at The Pennsylvanian at 1100 Liberty Ave.

“There’s no time off,” said the 2010 Peters graduate who was a tennis standout in high school.

June 8th

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors, Families & Advocates Meeting Scheduled for June 25 in Pittsburgh

Meeting to precede the inaugural Steel City Fire on Ice Charity Challenge

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Southwestern Pennsylvania Affiliate of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation will meet on Saturday, June 25 at 5:00 pm at the RMU Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh. Sudden cardiac arrest survivors, their families, and other advocates are invited to attend.

The meeting will take place before the inaugural Steel City Fire on Ice Charity Challenge. Pittsburgh area firefighters and firefighters from Johnstown, PA, will compete in a hockey game to raise funds for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The faceoff will take place at 7:00 pm.

June 6th

CPR Training Kiosk Unveiled at BWI Airport

BALTIMORE, MD--Travelers who have time to spare before their flight departs can learn Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), where a new interactive kiosk at Gate B7 will teach this effective bystander CPR skill. BWI Airport is one of five U.S.

June 3rd

Missouri Becomes 34th State to Require CPR-AED Education in High School

Governor Nixon has signed Senate Bill 711 to equip a new generation of Show-Me State lifesavers; More than 60,000 Missouri students to be newly trained in first year of law’s implementation.

June 1st

33 States Now Require CPR Training Before High School Graduation. What Are the Others Waiting For?

June 1-7 is National CPR-AED Awareness Week. It's time to start teaching all students CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) before high school graduation.

Flashback. It was 30 years ago. I was moving from New Jersey to Indiana and I only had a few days left before heading west. So I took a chance. Just before the big move, a friend drove me to the city to meet with an editor at PARADE Magazine. I wanted to write an article about the need to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in schools. Widespread CPR training was then--and is now--a passion of mine. 

May 31st

AHA Launches New Campaign to Increase Bystander CPR Among Latino Millennials

Video debuts with Anthem Foundation's support during National CPR & AED Awareness Week

DALLAS, TX--Latino millennials, the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States, take center stage in a new video released today to teach them how to save a life using Hands-Only CPR. The video, produced by the American Heart Association (AHA) in conjunction with the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., showcases Hands-Only CPR, a two-step, easy-to-learn lifesaving technique.

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