The Heart and Stroke Foundation Windsor Essex and Caesars Windsor Cares celebrates installation of AED at Capitol Theatre
The Heart and Stroke Foundation along with Caesars Windsor Cares joined staff at the Capitol Theatre to celebrate the installation of their new AED.
This is the final step of a project that started in May with the announcement that Caesars Windsor Cares would provide the funding for the AED unit to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. With the Windsor International Film Festival underway with what is predicted to be upwards of 20 000 people in attendance this year, the theatre is obviously delighted that this unit is now in place.
The theatre will continue to work with Mike Mio the city’s PAD coordinator with Windsor Fire Services to provide training. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, approximately 40,000 Canadians experience sudden cardiac arrest each year, the majority of which occur either at home or in public places. For every minute that passes without help, a person’s chance of surviving a cardiac arrest drops by seven to 10 per cent, however, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the use of an AED before the arrival of Emergency Medical Services can increase the chance of survival by 75%.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. ‘Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.’
Feature photo: (Left) Susanne Tomkins, Public & Community Relations Specialist and Caesars Windsor Julia Galli, Capitol Facilities Manager, Capitol Theatre