TORONTO, March 9 /CNW/ -
TO: Photo Editors, News Assignment Editors
WHAT: 14 year-old Brandon Koskitalo from Penetanguishene, will
represent the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario in his plea
to ensure Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and associated
training are available in every school across the province.
Brandon was recently saved by an AED located at his school.
WHEN: Brandon will be available for interviews, Tuesday, March 9th at
EVENT: Heart in the Park - the Heart and Stroke Foundation's advocacy
day at Queen's Park.
Queen's Park, main doors, inside at the front reception.
1 Queen's Park Crescent.
WHO: Brandon Koskitalo, 14 year old, cardiac arrest survivor.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, about 40,000 people in Canada experience sudden cardiac arrests each year, a majority of which occur either at home or in public places. In Ontario alone, approximately 7,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests annually. With each passing minute, the probability of survival declines by seven to 10 percent. Using an AED, combined with CPR, within the first few minutes can improve cardiac survival rates by more than 50 percent.
SOURCE Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
For further information: For further information: Elissa Freeman, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Phone: (416) 565-5605, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org