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Release Date: 7/22/2013

St. Anthony's donates life-saving equipment to community

St. Anthony's employees raise money to buy lifesaving AED's for 6 community groups in Affton, Arnold, Fenton, Sunset Hills and other South St. Louis County.

St. Anthony's employees raise money to buy lifesaving AED's for 6 community groups in Affton, Arnold, Fenton, Sunset Hills and other South St. Louis County.

Each year in Missouri, more than a quarter of all deaths are due to heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parts of the St. Louis metropolitan area report much higher rates of heart disease-related deaths than other areas of the state. The need for heart health awareness is growing and ongoing.

St. Anthony’s Medical Center in south St. Louis County, and its St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation, have taken up the challenge of supporting heart-healthy programs for staff and the community. Through a spring 2013 initiative called the St. Anthony’s Heart Care FUNd, clinical and nonclinical staff alike donated money to buy the following:

  1. Affton Athletic Association: one AED each for the Fenton and Affton ice rinks
  2. Christ Memorial Lutheran Church: arm Ergometer & adjustable table
  3. First Baptist Church (Arnold) – AED
  4. Hancock Place School District – AED
  5. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church – AED
  6. DeSoto Community Center - AED

Interested organizations can apply for 2014 grants at www.sacf-giving.org

St. Anthony’s Medical Center is among the largest hospitals in the St. Louis metropolitan area, serving residents from nine Missouri and Illinois counties and the City of St. Louis. The Catholic medical center, located in south St. Louis County, operates a 767-bed comprehensive healthcare complex and Level Two trauma center, as well as four urgent care facilities.

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