TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW/ -
|WHAT:||To coincide with the start of Heart Month, the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Heart&Stroke Restart a Heart, a Life ProgramTM, and Cardiac Safe City will be celebrating the installation of two AEDs, one at Toronto Botanical Gardens and the other a mobile unit at Sunnybrook Park. The placement of these AEDs was made possible thanks to Howie Cappell's 3rd annual Hearty-Har-Har comedy event and MNP LLP.|
|WHEN:|| February 1, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Photo opportunity and interview opportunity
|WHERE:|| Toronto Botanical Gardens, Edwards Gardens
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto
|WHO:|| Andrew Lotto, Manager, Resuscitation Programs, Heart and Stroke Foundation
Gayle Pollock, Commander, Toronto EMS, Safe City Program
Aldona Satterthwaite, Executive Director, Toronto Botanical Gardens
Howie Cappell, Creator of the annual Hearty-Har-Har, a comedy show for a stand-up cause
Joel Cappell and family
Allison Uher, Regional Marketing Manager MNP LLP
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, approximately 45,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur in Canada each year, the majority of which occur either at home or in public places. When a person is in cardiac arrest, seconds count. When CPR is combined with the use of an AED in those early minutes, an individual's chance of surviving a cardiac arrest increases to up to 75%. Without CPR and defibrillation, fewer than five per cent of people who have a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.
For further information:
Specialist, Resuscitation Programs Communications
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Phone: 416-489-7111 ext. 736
Email: [email protected]
Coordinator Public Information & Media
Toronto Emergency Medical Services