The Bengals, Cintas, Kettering Health and American Heart Association are teaming up to raise awareness and educate the community about CPR through an event on Tuesday, Oct. 24 called "Bengals Save The Dey presented by Cintas." Those who learn CPR are more empowered to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at home, at work or in the community.
The evening event held at Paycor Stadium includes two Hands-Only CPR training sessions at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. in addition to AED education, distribution of CPR and AED kits to select local schools, and wellness checks for attendees. Please visit Bengals.com/SaveTheDey for more information.
"Bengals Save The Dey is an important initiative to educate and empower hundreds of members of our community with lifesaving CPR skills, the role of AEDs and the importance of receiving timely medical attention," said Bengals Director of Strategy and Engagement Elizabeth Blackburn. "We are proud to partner with Cintas, Kettering Health and the American Heart Association to show our shared commitment to the well-being of our community."
Cintas is the presenting partner of Bengals Save The Dey and will be providing 25 trainers at the event. Cintas is the largest national provider of CPR and AED training to the American Heart Association. Further, Cintas provides AEDs for thousands of businesses nationwide and is proud to help keep organizations a step ahead for their people and who they serve.
"We're honored to be a part of this great event to help increase awareness about the importance of CPR and knowing how to use an AED," said Mark Carter, President & COO of the First Aid & Safety division at Cintas. "Nothing is more important than health and safety, and sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone. It's important to be prepared with these skills to save a life."
Kettering Health will be onsite supporting the Hands-Only CPR instruction and offering attendees health screenings.
"Kettering Health is proud to partner with the Bengals, Cintas, and the American Heart Association on this important event," said Alina Joseph, executive director of Heart & Vascular Service Line at Kettering Health. "By bringing lifesaving education and convenient health screenings directly to fans, we're continuing to build a community who is better equipped to act in a cardiac emergency and achieve their best health by understanding how to improve heart health."
The American Heart Association is the worldwide leader in resuscitation science, education and training, and publishes the official guidelines for CPR. With nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests outside of the hospital occurring in homes, knowing how to perform CPR is critically important. More than 350,000 people in the US have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year. CPR, especially if performed immediately, could double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival.
"Every day, in every community, we are among the heroes-in-waiting," said Alyson Poling, executive director & vice president, Greater Cincinnati American Heart Association. "With the knowledge, tools and skills of our science-backed CPR training and certification, the American Heart Association can move toward a lifestyle of recovery, resilience and well-being. Through our science, brand and grassroots footprint, we have the unique capacity and capability to lead with instruction and policy change across all 50 states."
About Cintas Corporation
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers' facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, towels, restroom supplies, workplace water services, first aid and safety products, eye-wash stations, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.
About Kettering Health
As a faith-based, not-for-profit health system, Kettering Health strives to improve the lives of people in our communities through healthcare and education. Kettering Health is made up of 15 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient locations throughout western Ohio, as well as Kettering Health Medical Group—with more than 700 board-certified providers dedicated to elevating the health, healing, and hope of the community. Kettering College, a division of Kettering Health Main Campus, is a fully accredited college that specializes in health science education. For more, visit ketteringhealth.org.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public's health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, X, or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.