LEXINGTON — In the past 10 years, Chenoa police have administered CPR 20 to 30 times, Chief Travis Cornwall said. “If we had an AED (automated external defibrillator), we more than likely would have used it the majority of those times,”
On August 27th the Illinois Heart and Lung Foundation hosted its 2nd annual Stayin’ Alive Defibrillator Drive at the Double Tree Hotel to raise funds to place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in 15 rural communities that do not have access to AEDs in the event of a cardiac emergency.
When someone collapses from sudden cardiac arrest, good Samaritans no longer need to run around searching for an AED (automated external defibrillator). They simply take out their smartphone and touch the yellow PulsePoint AED app — provided they already have downloaded it.
Joyner-Kersee, who spoke with The Pantagraph this week, will be the keynote speaker and will lead a fun run at the 19th Women’s Health Night next April 25 at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Shirk Center.