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Published on June 05, 2015

June is AED Awareness Month

Rush-Copley offers education and equipment to the community

Aurora, IL – June is Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Month. Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone regardless of age – anywhere and at any time. AEDs play an important role in the chain of survival for sudden cardiac arrest victims.

To help the community better understand AEDs and how they are used, Rush-Copley offers an AED Community Education Program. This program teaches the importance of having AEDs in public places and proper use of the equipment through hands-on demonstration. The program is intended for general knowledge and awareness, not for individuals seeking certification.

AED Donation Program

The Fox Valley Heart Fund at Rush-Copley offers AEDs to non-profit organizations in the communities they serve. The program is entirely funded by contributions received from Rush-Copley employees, patient and community members. Requests typically exceed the number of units available and approval is based on needs and funds. One AED is awarded per quarter. Past recipients of AEDs include Kane County Sheriff SWAT Team, Original Temple of God Church, Sunnymere of Aurora, SciTech Museum, St. Therese Church, St. Anne Catholic Parish and Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church & School. If your non-profit organization is interested in receiving an AED, please complete an application at

To learn more about the AED education or donation program, please contact Susan Hines, Community Relations Coordinator at

For more information, contact:

Courtney Satlak
Public Relations Manager

If you need to reach someone after business hours, please call 630-978-6200 and ask the operator to page the marketing representative on call.