Bothwell Foundation donates more AEDs

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The Place, LLC

The Bothwell Foundation recently showcased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at The Venue, LLC, an event center in downtown Sedalia. An AED is a small, lightweight device that allows people and first responders to treat sudden cardiac arrest by delivering a shock to the victim’s chest, ideally restarting their heart. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, and people between the ages of 50 and 70 are especially at risk. To be effective, AEDs must be accessible to passers-by and first responders in as many public places as possible.

Funds to purchase the device were raised during the Bothwell Foundation’s 2021 Wear Red for Women lunch and auction. Proceeds from the event allowed the foundation to purchase and place 12 AEDs in various locations in Sedalia and Pettis County, where groups meet frequently.

Front row, left to right, Dianne Simon, property manager of Thompson Hills Investment Corporation and co-chair of the Wear Red committee; Michelle Quattlebaum, owner of The Venue, LLC; and Lori Wightman, CEO of Bothwell and Co-Chair of the Wear Red Committee. In the back row, from left to right, Robin Balke and Erica Petersen, members of the Wear Red committee; and Lauren Thiel-Payne, executive director of the Bothwell Foundation. The 2022 Wear Red for Women event will take place on February 25, 2022.

Social Service Center, The Harris Center

The Bothwell Foundation recently presented an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which will be placed at the Harris Center of the Center for Human Services (CHS), a one-day, one-year Early Head Start program for children from birth to 36 month.

An AED is a small, lightweight device that allows individuals and first responders to treat sudden cardiac arrest by delivering a shock to the victim’s chest, ideally restarting their heart. According to the American Heart Association, 9 out of 10 cardiac arrest victims who shock from an AED within the first minute live.

Funds to purchase the device were raised during the Bothwell Foundation’s 2021 Wear Red for Women lunch and auction. Proceeds from the event allowed the foundation to purchase and place 12 AEDs in various locations in Sedalia and Pettis County, where groups meet frequently.

Front row, left to right, Lori Wightman, CEO of Bothwell and Co-Chair of the Wear Red Committee; Susan Mergen, Director of Development, CHS; Shawn Sharp, CHS Director of Family and Child Development; Cassie Cook, Safety Coordinator at CHS; and Dianne Simon, property manager of Thompson Hills Investment Corporation and co-chair of the Wear Red committee. In the back row, from left to right, Robin Balke, member of the Wear Red committee; Lauren Thiel-Payne, Executive Director of the Bothwell Foundation; and Erica Petersen, Wear Red committee member. The 2022 Wear Red for Women event will take place on February 25, 2022.

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