Mid Penn Bank and The Peyton Walker Foundation have created a new life-saving initiative to combat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) – one of the leading causes of death among Americans.
Through the foundation, Mid Penn will invest in training and certification of its employees in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and first aid. The program launched in June.
In February, National Heart Month, Mid Penn employees designated the foundation as the beneficiary of Mid Penn’s charitable Dress Down Day fundraiser.
In May, Rory G. Ritrievi, president and CEO, Mid Penn Bank, and his executive team presented Julie B. Walker, founder and executive director of the foundation, with a check for $9,000 to be used to further the foundation’s mission of detecting, preventing and responding swiftly and effectively to sudden cardiac arrest.
The donation also included the bank’s sponsorship of historic PSFCA Big 33 Heart Screenings. For the first time in The Big 33 Classic’s 62-year history, Mid Penn’s sponsorship allowed the foundation to provide free, comprehensive screenings to the premier Pennsylvania student athletes.
Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc., headquartered in Millersburg, has 38 retail locations in Pennsylvania, including First Priority Bank in Newtown, and total assets of approximately $2 billion.
The Peyton Walker Foundation holds free heart screening clinics for students ages 12 to 19 in the Central Pennsylvania area.