Big Heart Challenge
Congratulations to the Oxbow Heart Throbs! Their team had the most points in the province of Saskatchewan for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Big Heart Challenge and has won CPR training for each team member AND will have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) placed in a public space in or around their community on their team’s behalf!
Congratulations to all of you!
An AED is a device that identifies cardiac rhythms and delivers a shock to correct abnormal electrical activity in the heart. AED’s are safe, easy to use, and can be used effectively by trained and non-medical individuals. Defibrillation, when used with CPR, can improve cardiac arrest survival rates by up to 75% if delivered in the first few minutes. With the placement of an AED in your community you are helping your community to be ready to respond to cardiac arrests and help save lives in your community.
To learn more about the 2012 Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Big Heart Challenge visit http://www.bigbikecontest.ca/