Project ADAM Sacramento, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital program, hosted a free community health fair and CPR/AED training event on May 20 at Sacramento Charter High School. The event gave recognition to St. Hope Public School District for taking action to assure cardiac emergency preparedness for the safety of its students, staff and visitors. The event also celebrated implementation of a comprehensive CPR and AED program at every school in the St. Hope school district.
The event, funded by Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis, was open to the public and featured CPR/AED training, entertainment, face painting, free food and family fun. Special guests included Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer, Sacramento Kings Dance Team, St. Hope Public School District Superintendent Erik Swanson, Harlem Globetrotter Sterling Forbes, Sacramento Republic FC, Miss Sacramento County and Miss Sacramento County's Outstanding Teen.
“Witnessing the students and staff demonstrate their CPR and AED skills during the Oak Part Has Heart event was rewarding,” said Amber Lindgren, Project ADAM Sacramento coordinator. “I am honored to support this critical effort in our community.”
Project ADAM is committed to making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) universally available to all children and adolescents, as well as working toward eradicating sudden cardiac death in children through research, education and prevention initiatives. Established at UC Davis Children's Hospital in 2015, Project ADAM Sacramento is the first California affiliate of Project ADAM.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and health-care services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can "put your money where the miracles are," at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients. The 120-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.