Boston Pizza helps empower students to save lives
By Canadian PizzaNews
June 21, 2011, Joliette, QC – The Boston Pizza Foundation has donated $363,555 to the Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation.
The donation will support the ACT Foundation’s High School Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) programs in Quebec. Participating schools will receive teacher training in CPR and AED, as well as mannequins and AED training units. Each school will also receive an AED for in-school cardiac emergencies.
“We know that AEDs can save lives when people have the proper training and education on how and when to use them,” says Cheryl Treliving, executive director of the Boston Pizza Foundation. “We plan to show continued support for this initiative in Quebec and across Canada to ensure teachers and students are confident and ready to use an AED should an emergency situation arise.”
The program will kick off this fall in 25 schools across three school boards.
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