The Cincinnati Bengals are going to be hosting an event they’re calling “Bengals Save the Dey” on Oct. 24 which aims to teach CPR to attendees and educate them on AED kits. They are partnering with Cintas, Kettering Health and the American Heart Association to make the event possible.
“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.”
They will also distribute CPR and AED kits to local schools, and anyone who attends will get a wellness check. The CPR trainings will take place at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Cintas, the largest national provider of CPR and AED training, will provide 25 trainers at the event.
“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.”
The wellness screenings will be offered by Kettering Health and will support the Hands-Only CPR instruction that will be taught at the event.
“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.”