Art Academy receives AED for neighborhood

 Realtors With Heart will present a new AED to the people of Over-the-Rhine 10:30 a.m.Thursday morning, Oct.13 on the corner of 12th and Jackson Streets at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

More than 300,000 folks die every year from sudden cardiac arrest. Four times as many Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest than die of breast cancer, prostate cancer, house fires and car accidents combined.

An automated external defibrillator, AED, is used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. The portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.

Realtors With Heart will present a new AED to be housed at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  Accepting the device on behalf of Over-the-Rhine will be Emilie Johnson, president of the OTR Chamber of Commerce; Martha Good, president of the OTR Community Council; and Dick Friedman, chairman of the board of trustees for the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

 “One person can save a life. sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time," explains Laurie Nippert Leonard, founder and chair emeritus, of Realtors With Heart."Teaching as many people as possible how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the availability of AEDs can help prevent unnecessary deaths. 

The group has placed seven AEDs in Cincinnati at: The Aronoff Center, Findlay Market, Krohn Conservatory, Carol Ann’s Carousel in Smale Riverfront Park and The Gibson House.

The AED will be kept near the front door entrance of The Art Academy for easy access. "We make it available to any and all of our neighbors. AAC is an anchor in Over-the-Rhine and strives to be a good resource for OTR residents and businesses,” said Dick Friedman, chairman of the board of trustees for the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

“Imagine if you or one of your loved ones was the person in need. The ideal situation is to quickly dart to the Art Academy for the AED. It can save lives.” offered Martha Good, president of the OTR Community Council who lost her brother to a heart attack.

The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors (CABR) is the home of Realtors With Heart, whose mission is to make the Greater Cincinnati region more heart-safe through CPR training/ AED placement & advocacy.



Apply for a FREE defibrilator for your neighborhood. Contact CABR at 513-761-8800

Take CPR training. Learn how to save lives. Contact CABR at 513-761-8800

Visit the Art Academy. Their galleries are filled with vibrant art year round.  Free,  1212 Jackson Street.  Exhibition and Reception on Final Friday.
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