3,000 Canadian golf courses to get MIKEYS
TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - The Mikey Network has partnered with SCOREGolf
magazine to provide each of Canada's 3,000 golf courses with the opportunity
to install "MIKEY" Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) to be available for
their members, guests and employees in case of sudden cardiac arrest.
A special one year $10 SCOREGolf Magazine subscription offer will see
$7.50 directed toward the purchase of the $3,000 MIKEYS with CPR/AED training
of up to eight people. Also included is an on-site assessment of how many each
course will require, depending on size, for optimum effectiveness.
Morty Henkle, Executive Director of The Mikey Network said that, "Golf
courses are among the most common public places where cardiac arrest occurs.
Because of their large area and often remote locations, golf courses are also
among the most difficult for emergency medical teams to reach quickly. This
partnership presents the opportunity to protect anyone who comes to the
courses to play or work."
Tuppy Blair, SCOREGolf Magazine's Circulation Director is concerned that,
"too many people are waiting for their heart attack before getting involved,
and if this partnership saves even a couple of lives, it will all be worth the
effort. Our readers will also be invited to donate higher amounts in addition
to their subscription payment," she added.
ABOUT THE MIKEY NETWORK
The Mikey Network is a charitable organization working to create public
awareness and provide education about heart healthy lifestyles. The Mikey
Network is committed to placing MIKEYS in as many high-risk locations as
possible so people affected by sudden cardiac arrest might have a second
chance at life. The organization has raised over $500,000 and has placed
MIKEYS across Ontario in schools, community centres, Toronto Police Service
Facilities, municipal offices, libraries, gyms and arenas. This is a major
life-saving initiative dedicated to former Heathwood Homes Partner Mike Salem,
who died of sudden cardiac arrest on a golf course in 2002.
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