Every student at Clarence High School last week learned what’s known as bystander CPR - using the American Heart Association’s hands-only technique.
Lessons were coordinated by the Emily Rose Memorial Fund, named after Emily Rose Adamczak, who was 14 when she died in 2009 after suffering sudden cardiac arrest on a town soccer field in Akron.
Equipment and instructors was donated by Clarence Volunteer Fire Company, Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Kelkenberg Construction, CPR—The Pulse Center, and Twin City Ambulance.
The American Heart Association is urging passage of a state law, sponsored by state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, that would require all high school students to know CPR before graduation.
Also this week:
• The Clarence Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St. Dr. Susan E. Mason, professor of psychology and director of Niagara University’s Gerontology Center, will talk about “Understanding and Improving Your Memory.” For more information, call 310-7674 or 741-4718.
• The Clarence Women’s Club’s 51st Annual Scholarship Card and Game Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Park Clubhouse. Tickets are $5 per person and funds raised will allow the club to award five scholarships to Clarence High School seniors. For more information, call 310-7674 or 741-4718.
• The Town Board meets for a work session at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, One Town Place.
• Veterans can pick up the Erie County Clerk’s “Thank a Vet” discount card from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall. The card offers discounts at more than 650 local businesses. Veterans must be Erie County residents and bring their original discharge papers.
• Friends of Clarence Library will hold their annual book sale Wednesday through Saturday in the library at 3 Town Place. A members-only sale will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, with memberships available at the door.
All are welcome as the sale continues from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. An all-day bag sale will be held Saturday.