Julie Walker and her team will be offering free CPR and AED demos to customers. Cornerstone has partnered during their anniversary year to spotlight this important work and has created “Peyton's Promise” specialty drink for Heart Month and will donate $1 from each drink purchased to The Peyton Walker Foundation for their lifesaving work.
Additionally, Julie will be making an important announcement with the Downtown Camp Hill Business Association about a cutting-edge initiative to install a “SAVE STATION,” making an AED available to the the downtown Camp Hill community 24/7 along their business corridor. It’s the first in the region. It's exciting news! We hope to see you there!
—CPR, especially if administered immediately after, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Quickly shocking the heart with an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a person's life after cardiac arrest. An AED is a portable, battery-operated device that a bystander can use. It checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.
Facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA):
- SCA is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. (over 600,000 annually).
- SCA is the #1 killer of student-athletes in the U.S.
- Every hour, every day, a student dies from SCA.
- SCA is the leading cause of death on school campuses.
- Most heart conditions that lead to SCA are detectable and treatable.
About Peyton Walker Foundation: The Foundation holds FREE HEART SCREENING CLINICS for students ages 12-19 in the Central Pa. area. To date, they are proud to have screened approximately 2,700 students leading to potential life-saving medical attention in several cases. The Foundation also provides AED and CPR training to every STUDENT who attends their heart screenings allowing students and their families a chance to perform hands-on CPR and gain a better understanding of what an AED is and how to use it. The Foundation provides educational scholarships and other FREE community CPR and AED Trainings. Peyton Walker was a 19-year-old Mechanicsburg native, 2012 Trinity High School graduate, and a sophomore in college who was pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. when she suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest that took her young and vibrant life on November 2, 2013. Afterwards, her family started researching SCA, and found that kids are dying every day from heart issues that are NOT diagnosed. The PEYTON WALKER FOUNDATION was established in honor of Peyton’s memory and her dreams of a medical profession to help and care for others. Their mission is to increase awareness and survival rates of Sudden Cardiac Arrest through education, screening and training. Events, screenings and important updates can be found at PeytonWalker.org.