Wake Forest Baptist Donates AEDs to Local High Schools
The Heart and Vascular Center at Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center donated an automated external
defibrillator (AED) to West Forsyth High School and Reagan High School
during the schools’ basketball game on Friday night at West Forsyth. West
Forsyth principal Charles McAninch and Reagan principal Frank Martin
accepted on each school’s behalf.
In an effort to educate game attendees
about life saving CPR skills, Wake Forest Baptist cardiologist Matthew Belford,
M.D.and Lisa Monk, NC RACE CARS Coordinator, addressed fans about the
importance of acting quickly during a cardiac event. Belford emphasized what
individuals can do to impact their own cardiovascular health outcomes. West
Forsyth’s varsity cheerleaders assisted Belford and Monk in demonstrating
proper CPR techniques.
"On behalf of the Village of
Clemmons, I'd like to thank Wake Forest Baptist for their generous donation to
West Forsyth and Reagan High Schools. Wake Forest Baptist has provided a great
service to the schools as well as the entire community," said Clemmons
Mayor, Nick Nelson.
Learn more about heart health at www.wakehealth.edu/Heart-and-Vascular/Heart-Health.
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