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Babbitt honored by Fortune Magazine
Fortune's Heroes of the 500 2014 represents 50 men and women whose personal passions, individual ideals and professional endeavors are transforming communities.
 
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New NJ law requires high school students to learn CPR before graduating

Starting with this fall’s high school freshman class, public school students in New Jersey will be required to learn CPR and how to use defibrillators in order to graduate.


by Matt Friedman (The Star-Ledger)

Should Young Athletes Be Screened for Heart Risk?
Should high school athletes be screened for heart trouble before taking to the practice field? Once thought to be exceedingly rare, sudden cardiac death is far more prevalent among young athletes than previously believed, recent research has shown.
by From the New York Times
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Investors Bank Presents Renovated Chatham Branch at VIP Event
The dedicated team at Investors Bank’s branch in Chatham Borough will celebrate 17 years of service to the community and unveil its completely renovated banking space during a VIP Event on Tuesday evening, November 12.
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New cardiac laws aim to save lives of New Jersey high school athletes
By Sept. 1, every New Jersey high school will be mandated to have AEDs at athletic events across all levels of play — freshman, junior varsity and varsity — and will have to implement more stringent cardiac-related precautions and screenings for student athletes. A coach, designated staff member or certified emergency services provider must also be on site for the athletic events and trained in the use of AEDs.
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Chatham Fields are Safer
CHATHAM - Borough recreation fields are safer for the installation of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) placed there by the borough’s recreation department and the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation (JTB).  The AEDs were placed at all five recreation fields in the borough.
by From the Chatham Courier
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Kiosks in Hospitals on AEDs and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The Foundation participated in the launch of educational kiosksin lobbies at Overlook and Morristown Memorial Hospitals.  The kiosks explain what Sudden Cardiac Arrest is and how defibrillators and training can save lives.


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Faith, Hope and Love
From St. Patrick's Parish Life and Times, May 2008:
"If you’re like most people, you expect each day to be pretty much like the last one. Sure, experiences vary from day to day…some days are good while others leave a lot to be desired. Although you know life isn’t perfect, you kind of assume things will continue on an even keel. What you don’t expect is to experience a life shattering event ? one that, in the blink of an eye, changes you forever."
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John Taylor Babbitt '07 Memorial Field
Article from the Winter 2009 issue of the Pingry Review on the new turf field
in honor of John.
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