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Cintas Donates AED to West Branch Soccer Program

Cintas Donates AED to West Branch Soccer Program

Spearheaded by 1999 West Branch alum and former Warrior soccer player Mike Smith, the Cintas Corporation donated an AED to be placed at the West Branch Soccer Complex.  The AED will be stored in the press box and will add to the well being of our Warrior soccer players.  Cintas donated The Lifeline AED by Defibtech which is designed to be lightweight but powerful and easy to use.

According to Cintas:

More than 7,000 youth under the age of 18 suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) annually in the United States, with student athletes being more than 3.5 times as likely to experience SCA as non-athletes. Survival more than doubles when a bystander uses a publicly available AED as compared to waiting for an AED shock after the arrival of emergency responders. Supporting local schools’ need for emergency AEDs is important to our community, and we’re thrilled to help you keep your facility safe with the addition of this equipment that could one day help save a life.

  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, and more than 356,000 people will suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac event this year.
  • It is estimated that 23,000 children experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States.
  • Two out of 3 sudden cardiac arrest deaths in children occur during physical activity, and sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes.
  • Two out of 50 high schools will have a sudden cardiac arrest event annually.
  • 1 in 300 youth has an undetected heart condition that puts them at risk.

West Branch is very thankful for the generosity of the Cintas Corporation and the value they place on keeping students in our community safe.