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File #: 180918    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/18/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/18/2018
Title: Recognizing October 25th as Cardiac Health Awareness Day in the City of Philadelphia and Honoring Simon's Heart for promoting Cardiac Health Awareness in Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones
Attachments: 1. Signature18091800.pdf

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Recognizing October 25th as Cardiac Health Awareness Day in the City of Philadelphia and Honoring Simon’s Heart for promoting Cardiac Health Awareness in Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, Cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function that can come on suddenly and may not display signs or symptoms before occurring; and

 

WHEREAS, Cardiac arrest can be fatal if proper steps, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR are not performed; and

 

WHEREAS, Due to the heart’s function of pumping blood stalling it is also important that a defibrillator or AED be used to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm; and

 

WHEREAS, Organizations such as the Philadelphia Fire Foundation, Mobile CPR, and Simon’s Heart work in Philadelphia communities to educate members on how to detect and identify cardiac arrest and how to assist when someone experiences cardiac arrest; and

 

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Fire Foundation provides life safety programs in communities to help combat not only cardiac arrest, but also the use of EpiPen’s, basic first aid and triage, and overdose reversal; and

 

WHEREAS, Mobile CPR goes out into the community and leads CPR training as well as training community leaders to become trainers themselves in order to reach every community in Philadelphia with this necessary and vital education; and

 

WHEREAS, In honoring their son, Simon Sudman, the Sudman family has worked tirelessly to bring awareness to sudden cardiac arrest as well as sudden infant death syndrome by founding Simon’s Heart; and

 

WHEREAS, Simon’s Heart provides education within communities and donates AEDs to communities and organizations that are in desperate need of these life saving devices; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, Does hereby honor and recognize October 25th as Cardiac Health Awareness Day in the City of Philadelphia.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to representatives of Simon’s Heart as evidence of the sincere respect and admiration of this legislative body for promoting Cardiac Health Awareness in Philadelphia.

 

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