American Heart Association ‘Red Out’ at SVHS Raises $900

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Left to right: Saucon Valley High School student organizers Laura Gayanova (10th grade), Sydney Oskin (11th) and Kennedy Morgan (10th) helped raised over $900 for the American Heart Association at a “Red Out” basketball game held Feb. 8 at the school.

An American Heart Association “Red Out” was held at Saucon Valley High School on Thursday, Feb. 8 during the Saucon Valley boys basketball game vs. Palisades High School.
The Red Out was student organized and led by Sydney Oskin (11th grade), Erik Sundlof (12th), Samantha Johnson (12th), Laura Gayanova (10th) and Kennedy Morgan (10th).
Dr. Deborah Sundlof, DO, FACC, who is a cardiologist at Lehigh Valley Health Network Heart Institute, spoke at halftime, educating the audience on risk factors for heart disease before teaching everyone in attendance how to do “bystander” CPR. On behalf of the AHA, she also donated three CPR mannequins to Saucon Valley High School. Sydney Oskin and Samantha Johnson assisted with the CPR reenactment, which was done to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” (by the Bee Gees).
Over 200 people were in attendance at the basketball game and more than $900 was raised for the American Heart Association.
Note: Information in this story was contributed in the form of a news release.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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