WRHBA Donates Life Saving Defibrillator to Local Hot Spot
WATERLOO REGION - Each year the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA) donates funds raised at its Annual Fall Charity Golf Classic to a Charity of Choice.
This year WRHBA chose to align itself with The Mikey Network whose
mission is to create public awareness and provide education about heart
healthy lifestyles. The Mikey Network is committed to placing “MIKEYS”
(Public Access Defibrillators) in as many locations as possible so that
people affected by sudden cardiac arrest might have a second chance at
life. Time is of the essence for a victim of cardiac arrest, and a MIKEY
can bring a life saving shock within minutes even before emergency
services personnel can arrive.
WRHBA is pleased that proceeds from its 2012 Fall Charity Golf Classic allowed the Association to
purchase two MIKEYs. WRHBA President Brian Campbell was honoured to present one to Golf’s Steak
House and Seafood Restaurant, the Association’s monthly dinner meeting venue, in honour of their
good community stewardship. Gus Kanellis, General Manager stated “we would like to thank the
Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association for choosing our establishment as the recipient of the
defibrillator. The WRHBA has always been regarded as a trusted association with a high level of
commitment to not only its members, but to the community it serves. We are humbled that we were
chosen for this life saving machine, it will be a great asset to us and our Health and Safety initiative and
could one day, assist us in saving a life”. Golf’s Steak House welcomes more than 3,000 people
through its doors each week; this life saving device is a much needed safety precaution that many
companies should invest in.
The second MIKEY found its home at the Association’s Waterloo office. The unit itself is portable which
allows staff to bring it to all of the Association’s events. Annually, WRHBA hosts over 2,000 members of
the association and guests from within the community.