John Taylor Babbitt Foundation
JTB Foundation successful in sponsoring legislation requiring CPR/AED training for NJ High School st

NJ Lt. Gov. Guadagno signs bill requiring public high school students to learn CPR /AED

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed a bill Wednesday mandating basic lifesaving medical training in the state's public high schools. "We are signing a piece of legislation that is no doubt going to save lives throughout the state of New Jersey," she said. The bill requires public high school students before graduation to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, commonly referred to as CPR, as well as instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation did their part to help the bill become a law by working with the American Heart Association in raising awareness and soliciting the support of our legislators. Providing testimony before the NJ State Senate and Assembly were JTB Foundation "Heart Club" advocates and NJ high school students Victoria Rasmussen, Elise Corsaniti, Erin Healy (Chatham High School) ; Caroline Watt (Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child) ; Julian Greer (The Pingry School) and Kate Roland (Villa Walsh Academy) .

At the signing ceremony, the Lt Governor recognized the powerful impact of our students' testimony. "Their testimony was crucial in convincing our legislators that this bill should be passed," she said.



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