Enter Your High School Athletic Program for a Chance to Win an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
October is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month and Barnes-Jewish Hospital will be giving away an automated external defibrillator to a Missouri or Illinois high school athletic program to increase the awareness of having an AED to support the athletes and staff.
Every year there are approximately 75 deaths in both male and female athletes between the ages of 13 and 25. Many of these sudden deaths occur during or immediately after exercise. The key to preventing death from a sudden cardiac arrest is intervention with an automated external defibrillator (AED). Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer a cardiac arrest each year. A large percentage die, often before receiving advanced medical attention. The odds of surviving cardiac arrest decline dramatically during every minute that defibrillation and/or CPR is not provided.
In 500 words or less, describe the important role athletic programs play in the lives of your high school's students, along with how your school educates students on the health benefits of being active. Entries can be submitted by any employee or representative of the high school being entered. For more information view the complete Contest Rules.
Complete the form below to enter by November 15, 2013.