This has been a busy first summer for STHF. We are now approaching 1,700 people taught hands only CPR in the Louisville area since May of this year. We have taught at private homes, churches, health fairs, physicians office’s, community centers, schools and local businesses. Last week, we had a very successful day of teaching 100 employees of Kindred Healthcare.
STHF recently received a major grant commitment from the Louisville Metro City Council. This grant will allow us to try and achieve our goal for the next year of teaching every 9th grade student in Jefferson County hands only CPR. Several of the council people have been big supporters of ours and we greatly appreciate their help. Furthermore, we received a significant financial contribution from Spindletop Draperies. Spindletop and the owner, Tyler Payne, have been strong supporters of ours since the inception of our organization and we greatly thank them.
We are wrapping up the first phase of our program later this month as our original 3 cardiac arrest interns will return to school to pursue their goals of a career in medicine. These 3 interns have been fabulous and were a great initial crew to start our mission.
We will continue to focus our efforts on the highest risk areas in Louisville for cardiac arrest going forward. We are going to undertake an ambitious program to teach every 9th grade student, approximately 10,000 students, hands only CPR this next school year.