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HEART TO HEART NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2013 ISSUE
CCF Announces Winner to Summer Long #mycampAED Scavenger Hunt
In celebration of Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month, the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) and One Beat CPR + AED awarded Eisenhower High School Marching Band in Shelby Township, Mich., a new automated external defibrillator (AED) for winning the summer long #mycampaed scavenger hunt.
Campers and camp staff at both residential and day camps were encouraged to join the national hunt by taking a photo of their camp AED and posting online with #mycampAED. Notable participants included Charles Tillman, cornerback for the Chicago Bears, and Dave Masur, coach of the nationally ranked St. John's University men's soccer team and director of the Montclair State University soccer camp in New Jersey.
"This scavenger hunt is a fun way to raise awareness of AEDs, and we thank One Beat CPR + AED for their generous donation of a portable AED for the winning camp," says Lisa Yue, founding executive director of CCF. "Eisenhower High School band camp nurse Lisa Moreton has a son with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Because of her son's diagnosis, Lisa truly understands the value of having an AED in case of a cardiac emergency."
"When my son Nicholas was diagnosed with DCM, his younger sister Erica made it her mission to find AEDs at schools," says Lisa Moreton. "Although Camp Walden had a new, state-of-the-art AED for the band camp to use, it's been our mission to get the Marching Eagles their own AED for the summer camp program, for traveling and long, outdoor practices. Thank you CCF and One Beat CPR + AED for making this dream come true and helping to keep our participants safe."