Abington School Board Acknowledges and Thanks Abington Health Foundation’s Donation for AEDs

The Abington School Board this week honored and thanked the Abington Health Foundation of the Abington Jefferson Health System and the Dr. Mark Rosenthal Memorial Fund for the donation of $10,000 toward the replacement of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for our schools.  Dr. Rosenthal was a well-known cardiologist at Abington Memorial Hospital and was a strong advocate for providing training and equipment that can help save lives.  Mr. Byron Goldstein, Community Relations Specialist, explained that the Rosenthal Memorial Fund donated nine AEDs to our schools in 2008 and that they now need to be replaced.  Mr. Goldstein recognized Ms. Jill Kyle of the Foundation for helping to facilitate the donation, Ms. Judy Bomze at the school district for coordinating the on-line training for the staff on the new AEDs, and Ms. Amy Buick, Director of Major Gifts at the Foundation, who was present to accept a Certificate of Appreciation from the school district at the School Board meeting.  Mr. Goldstein noted that the donation will continue to serve as a tribute to Dr. Rosenthal and his encouragement and dedication to helping save lives.  The school district continues to have at least one AED in every school and school district building.

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