Bank joins drive to save lives

| 13/03/2009

(CNS): The Cayman Heart Fund’s mission to have Cayman fitted with life saving automated external defibrillator (AED) machines right across the islands, received a boost this week with the support of FirstCaribbean International Bank. Dr Sook Yin, Director of the Cayman Heart Fund, said the goal was to have enough AED’s and trained volunteers to ensure that no matter the location there is at least one life saving device close by.

Paul Stoll, Manager Local Processing Centre, at FirstCaribbean International Bank said that his firm considers this is an extremely important project and a great  way to give back to the community.

“We hope that our support will help save lives,” he said. “We recognise the importance to have our staff  trained and able to use the machine if the need should  arise At present,  we are very proud to say, we have fourteen staff members who are certified in CPR, First Aid and CPR/AED through the Red Cross training programmes.”  

The Cayman Heart Fund is always in need of donations and is appealing to the public for help.  Yin said, “We can all do our part to ensure we can make a difference between life and death.”

For more information on the Cayman Heart Fund and how to become involved with this worthy cause contact Dr Yin at palmhouse@candw.ky or Kevin Doyle at kevindoylecayman@btopenworld.com.

 

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