Lifesaving instruction in schools: E-mail your legislator today!

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.
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Infants, toddlers and teenagers take over congress

It’s a funny headline that invokes funny images – toddlers running down the halls of congress, infants putting on their best diapers to impress and teenagers texting about a critical vote.

It’s a funny image, because this could never happen. Children – from the youngest to the oldest – don’t get opportunities to speak up on issues that impact their lives. Think of the numerous laws that impact children – abuse, neglect, reimbursement or disability, to name just a few. Yet who do we rely on to make sure those affected are heard?

Advocacy efforts rely on the strength and action of volunteers who care about kids and want to make a difference. Children are not able to represent themselves on issues that directly impact their care. …Click here to continue reading

Vote for 96.5 WKLH as North America’s Most Caring Radio Station

Click to vote for the most Caring radio station!Every year since 1998, Carole and I have had the great opportunity to host the Miracle Marathon. Since then, we have raised more than $12 million for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

This year, we have the chance to jump-start our total gift by $50,000. Foresters™ and Children’s Miracle Network are searching for North America’s Most Caring Radio Station. To celebrate its ongoing commitment to Children’s Miracle Network, Foresters will donate $50,000 to the radio station with the most votes to put toward the total of their 2010 radiothon.

We need your help! If WKLH receives the most votes, the donation will directly benefit this year’s Miracle Marathon and support care for kids and families at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Vote online at through Friday, Feb. 5. From the list of radio stations, select “WKLH 96.5 Classic Rock, 96.5.” You can vote up to 10 times a day per e-mail address. Please share this message with your family and friends! Remember to cast your vote over the weekend!

Also, tune in to WKLH 96.5 for the 13th annual Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon Wednesday, May 26, through Friday, May 28.

-Dave Luczak, 96.5 WKLH

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