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For Small Non-Profit, Agency Partner Helps Cast a Wider Net

 

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Many small non-profits lack the internal resources needed to accomplish all of the organization’s PR and marketing goals. That was the case for Heimlich Heroes,™ an interactive, educational program, designed for kids ages seven and older. The program teaches students the signs of choking, ways to prevent or minimize the risk of choking, and how and when to respond with the Heimlich Maneuver.

“As a young, small non-profit, we did not have the internal resources needed to put out press releases or pitch articles and media interviews to our markets across the country,” said Terri Huntington, Heimlich Heroes Program Manager. “We were doing some initiatives locally, but needed help reaching the broader audience.”

Heimlich Heroes, a Deaconess initiative, partnered with The Eisen Agency to assist with strategic planning, national public relations efforts, proactive media outreach and content development.

As Heimlich Heroes experienced, one of the many benefits of partnering with an agency is that agencies generally have the tools, experience, expertise and people to meet the variety of needs presented by the client. This can be especially true of a non-profit organization that may not have the necessary internal staff or funds.

“Eisen’s expertise and resources focus on public relations, a very specialized marketing niche,” said Huntington. “With an agency on board, we get a broader creative perspective, and they think outside of our boxes. A team that communicates and works well together is always stronger than the individual.”

Heimlich Heroes has been working with The Eisen Agency for more than two years. With collaborative efforts, the expanded visibility has increased the demand for this unique training program by more than 2,000% in that time.

In addition, overall visibility for Heimlich Heroes has increased from two to 47 states.

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Organization Says Program is Great for Summer Camps

Cincinnati, OH-June 14, 2016- Heimlich Heroes™, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit teaches kids how to prevent, recognize, and respond to a choking emergency. The organization says their free program is a fun activity for summer camps.

The training-in-a-box program provides all the materials, including 42″ training dolls for hands-on practice. It takes about an hour to run the program and it’s designed for kids ages 7-14.

“Our program takes a scary event and makes it compelling to learn about,” said program manager, Terri Huntington. “The program can be taught anywhere and is a perfect blend of education, engagement and fun for summer camps.”

To receive extra instruction on how to run the program, camp leaders can register for the Heimlich Heroes Train-The-Trainer webinar on June 28th, 2016.

“Learning and teaching the maneuver is a new experience for many people,” said Huntington. “The webinar supplies a boost of confidence so trainers can feel prepared for their training day.”

Heimlich Heroes’ interactive program aims to eliminate preventable choking deaths and the organization encourages summer camps to train their students.

To learn more and register your summer camp visit https://heimlichheroes.com/.

 

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Heimlich Heroes Featured in Movers and Makers!

Check out Heimlich Heroes featured in Movers and Makers!

Heimlich’s Heroes launches fundraising campaign

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Local Lifesaving Program Launches First Fundraising Campaign

Cincinnati, OH- April 12, 2016- Heimlich Heroes™, an educational nonprofit, will launch their first fundraising campaign this month. The organization’s “Imagine…”campaign will launch on April 18th with a goal of raising $75,000 in 2016.

The free program trains kids grades 2-8, how to recognize, respond and prevent a choking emergency. As demand for the program increases, Heimlich Heroes aims to keep their program free with this new initiative.

“In the last three years, demand for our program has skyrocketed more than 2000%,” said Program Manager, Terri Huntington. “The rapid growth of our program means there is an opportunity for other like-minded individuals to get involved financially. Our goal is to keep it free, so that anyone, anywhere can learn how to save a life.”

Heimlich Heroes provides all  of the training materials needed to complete the program, including 42″ training dolls for hands on practice. It costs the organization $20 per student to run the program and last year alone over 17,000 kids were trained.

“We are proud of our quality educational program,” said Huntington. “It’s exciting that our organization has grown enough to allow for fundraising opportunities. Help us keep our program free by joining our campaign!”

Visit www.heimlichheroes.com  for more information on how you can donate.

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About Heimlich Heroes:
Heimlich Heroes, a Deaconess Initiative, teaches kids, 2-8 grade, how to recognize, respond to, and prevent a choking situation. This free program teaches a life-saving technique and empowers young people to view themselves as potential heroes. To learn more about the program or to register your school or organization, visit http://www.heimlichheroes.com.

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Heimlich Heroes Featured in Cincy Chic!

Chic Spotlight: Heimlich Heroes

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Organization Aims to Prevent Choking Deaths in Schools

Cincinnati, OH- February 16, 2016- The Heimlich Heroes™ training program strives to eliminate preventable choking deaths in schools by teaching young people how to recognize and respond to a choking emergency.

At times like lunch or recess when students are not under direct supervision, choking can go unnoticed by a teacher or aide. The organization prepares students to assist in a choking emergency when adults are not accessible.

“Most choking incidents in elementary school occur in the lunchroom while students are eating with each other,” said school nurse Nancy Moran. “A student can be a hero right at the lunch room table if he or she knows what to do.”

The program educates students about the Heimlich Maneuver® and provides interactive application through training dolls. Heimlich Heroes promotes life-saving skills to prevent choking deaths.

“Your peers are the people around you, and for children that most likely means other children,” said Program Manager Terri Huntington. “Adults might not be around in a choking emergency, and our program empowers children to take action. Like we always say— anyone can be a Heimlich Hero.”

About Heimlich Heroes:
Heimlich Heroes, a Deaconess Initiative, teaches kids, 2-8 grade, how to recognize, respond to, and prevent a choking situation. This free program teaches a life-saving technique and empowers young people to view themselves as potential heroes. To learn more about the program or to register your school or organization, visit http://www.heimlichheroes.com.

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Check out Heimlich Heroes interview on ABC30 in Fresno, CA!

http://abc30.com/education/program-teaches-kids-the-heimlich-maneuver/1189059/#videoplayer

 

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Local Children’s Program Announces Goal in 2016

Cincinnati, Ohio- January 13, 2016- Heimlich Heroes™, a local interactive educational program, sets a new goal to train 50,000 kids nationwide in 2016. The training teaches kids how to administer the Heimlich Maneuver®.

The organization’s new goal more than doubles its 2015 year-end total of 17,000 trained kids. With training programs in schools and nationally recognized youth organizations, Heimlich Heroes™ is making a significant impact.

“We want Heimlich Heroes™ to reach as many children as possible and eliminate preventable choking deaths,” said Program Manager, Terri Huntington. “Last year, four students who participated in the program went on to save lives. Our program is making a difference and that encourages us to set high standards.”

More than 25,000 kids to date have completed the Heimlich Heroes™ training program across the nation. To widen the scope of service, a Spanish edition will be added later this year.

“Training young people in all cities, states and even countries is important to our mission,” said Huntington. “Having a Spanish translation is a necessary step to help us accomplish that goal. We are very excited to expand our program in this way.”

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About Heimlich Heroes
Heimlich Heroes is a Deaconess Initiative that teaches children how to recognize, respond and prevent a choking situation. This free program teaches a life-saving technique and empowers young people to view themselves as potential heroes. To learn more about the program or to register your school or organization, visit http://www.heimlichheroes.com.

Media Contact:
Morgan Abercrombie
The Eisen Agency
Morgan@TheEisenAgency.com
216-548-7815

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Heimlich Heroes Surpasses Year-End Goal and Plans for 2016

Cincinnati, OH-December 15, 2O15- Local life-saving educational program, Heimlich Heroes has trained over 17,000 kids in 2015 and plans to triple trainings in 2016.

The organization has trained children at schools, YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs and many scouting organizations across 37 states and in Europe. The training teaches children how to recognize the signs of choking, understand how to respond if a young person is actually choking, and how to prevent or minimize the risk of choking.

“I am more than excited on the growth of the Heimlich Heroes program,” said Terri Huntington, Program Manager of Heimlich Heroes. “This program is only two years old and is already making such a huge impact on children across the country. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store.”

This year, four young students who went through the Heimlich Heroes training have saved lives. The program has proved that it is not only fun and interactive for children, but informative and impactful as well.

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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 http://www.heimlichheroes.com

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Life-Saving Program Reaches Year-End Goal

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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 http://www.heimlichheroes.com

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