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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Announces Winners of Video Awareness Contest

Thursday, November 5, 2009 General News J E 4
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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today announced the winners of its second video awareness contest. The competition drove teams from across the country to submit videos about the impact of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use, empowering students and communities to make a difference in helping to save lives.

The Grand Prize Winner is Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut, with its inspiring video "How to Save a Life." The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation will award the school with a new AED, three CPR Anytime(TM) kits, and a Nintendo Wii game system.

A panel of judges reviewed the entries for overall message, creativity, degree of student participation and likelihood to raise awareness. Finalists and winners can be found on the Foundation's YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/SCAFoundation).

"Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time, including students, teachers and community members in schools and playing fields," said Mary Newman, president of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. "When our youth and their leaders embrace the opportunity to get trained in CPR and AED use, we begin to foster a new generation of people who are ready, willing and able to help in the event of sudden cardiac emergencies, which will ultimately increase survival from the nation's leading cause of death."

Additional winners include:

The category winners will receive an AED and a CPR Anytime kit. The awarded AEDs were donated by Cardiac Science and ZOLL Medical Corporation, both sponsors of the Foundation's You Can Save a Life at School(TM) awareness campaign.

About the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Its mission is to serve as an information source and social marketing force focused on raising public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, and stimulating positive action that will help save more lives. For more information, visit http://www.sca-aware.org.

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Join our Group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com - Search "Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation"

http://www.sca-aware.org/sca-newsroom-- High School Category: -- Erik Agard, Montgomery Blair High School, Gaithersburg, Maryland -- College Category: -- Nathan Coltrane, Eastern Washington University, Seattle, Washington -- Advocate Category: -- Scott Hale, Omaha, Nebraska

SOURCE Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation
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