ACT Foundation of Canada

ACT Foundation of Canada

April 22, 2008 08:43 ET

ACT Foundation of Canada: Deux-Montagnes Students to Be Empowered to Save Lives

DEUX-MONTAGNES, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation and lead community partner Giant Tiger Stores Limited, in partnership with the Quebec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport and the Ministry of Health and Social Services is launching the ACT High School CPR Program in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. The Launch will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Lake of Two Mountains High School, 2105 Guy Street.

More than 2,000 high school students from 11 high schools will now be trained every year. 33 teachers have been trained as CPR instructors 320 mannequins have been donated to schools.

The ACT Foundation is a national charitable organization dedicated to establishing CPR as a mandatory program in every Canadian high school. The ACT High School CPR Program is built on an award-winning community-based model of partnerships and support. ACT raises funds for CPR mannequins for schools and guides schools in program set up. Key provincial partners are the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Sun Life Financial. The ACT Foundation's national partners are AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada, Pfizer Canada and sanofi-aventis.

To date, the ACT High School CPR Program has been implemented in over 193 Quebec high schools and approximately 65,000 students have been trained. Nationally, 900,000 students from more than 1,200 schools have been empowered to save lives through the CPR Program.

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