Our state’s Legislature is considering legislation that can help save lives in our schools. Can you help us?
Assembly Bill 725 will require all schools in Wisconsin to offer enrolled high school students instruction in lifesaving skills.
In situations when an emergency happens, time is of the essence. Many lives can be saved because people at the scene of a cardiac emergency have the necessary tools to recognize and respond appropriately.
Cardiovascular diseases remain Wisconsin’s No. 1 killer, yet many lives can be saved if simple lifesaving procedures are initiated by lay rescuers. By providing simple instruction in the high school setting, our young adults will have an increased comfort level and the necessary tools to help save a life.
The American Heart Association and the American Red Cross also are working hard to promote this important legislation.
Please urge your legislators to support AB725 by e-mailing them today through our Children’s Advocacy Network.
You can help with just a click of the button and a short message to your state senator and representative. Why not take a moment to help?
-Michelle Mettner, vice president, Government Relations and Advocacy, Children’s Hospital and Health System
Learn more about Children’s Hospital and Health System at chw.org.