Life-Saving Program Reaches Year-End Goal


Cincinnati, OH- August 4, 2015- Heimlich Heroes™ has reached their year-end goal of training 8,000 young people by July. The training teaches children how to recognize the signs of choking, how to respond if a person is choking and how to minimize the risk of choking.

Heimlich Heroes set the goal in January with high expectations to exceed 8,000 trainees in 2015. By Aug. 1, that number was effectively reached-with over 4,000 more young people already registered for training in the remaining five months. To date, a total of 13,000 children already completed the Heimlich Heroes curriculum since the program began in 2013.

“We are thrilled to have reached our goal months before the end of the year.” says Heimlich Heroes program manager, Terri Huntington. “In one hour, these 8,000 young people have learned the skills to save life.

The Heimlich Heroes training program has been taught in 86 different locations across the country since January. With support from the Deaconess Association Foundation, Heimlich Heroes is educating today’s youth to be lifesavers everywhere.

“The program is fun for kids, teachers and parents.” says Huntington. “The kids particularly love using Heidi and Hank, our training dolls, and the adults like knowing the children are learning a valuable and life-saving technique for the future, and that’s the most important thing.”
About Heimlich Heroes
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Heimlich Heroes™ program is a Deaconess Initiative that teaches kids as young as seven how to become a hero by learning to perform the Heimlich Maneuver® correctly in order to save a life. To learn more or find out how to bring Heimlich Heroes to your school or organization, please visit


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