Rep. Howrylak resolution declares April Student Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan

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 PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, was joined by honored guests Randy Gillary and Emily Kucinich of the Kimberly Anne Gillary Foundation as members of the Legislature and guests today recognized April 2018 as State Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan. Since December 1999, 68 students have lost their lives due to sudden cardiac arrest, and increasing cardiac awareness will help encourage the improvement of pre-screening student athletes and better preparing our school personnel. The Kimberly Anne Gillary Foundation was founded by the Gillary family in memory of their daughter, Kimberly, who lost her life after suffering sudden cardiac arrest during a water polo game in April of 2000. The Foundation supplies schools with AEDs, offers free staff training, and encourages parents to request regular drills and review their AED maintenance records. House Resolution 299 was adopted by the Michigan House of Representatives.