The lives of Avi and Sharon Brender were forever altered on April 15th, 2000, when their vibrant, vivacious, beautiful 11-year-old daughter Danielle died of sudden cardiac arrest while drawing angels at a neighbor’s kitchen table. The picture of health, Danielle, of Millburn, New Jersey, had died of an undetected genetic heart defect called Long QT Syndrome, a cardiac disorder that usually isn’t detected during a routine medical exam. Had it been discovered, Danielle could have been easily treated with medication. Had an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) been available to Danielle, the Brenders believe their daughter would still be with them today. Early defibrillation is the only effective treatment for a person in cardiac arrest.
As a tribute to Danielle’s memory and in hopes of saving lives, Avi and Sharon established the Danielle Brender Fund, Inc., to increase awareness of Long QT Syndrome, promote the concept of universal EKG screening for all children and to raise money for the purchase and donation of AEDs. To date, every public school in Millburn-Short Hills has received an AED and hundreds of people have been trained to properly administer CPR using the AED free of charge through their efforts.
To honor Danielle’s birthday, the Brenders along with the Millburn/Short Hills Chapter of the Red Cross will sponsor a free AED/CPR training session at Millburn High School.
WHEN: Sunday, February 20, 2011
WHERE: MILLBURN HIGH SCHOOL - GYM
462 Millburn Ave Millburn, NJ 07041
TIME: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
A light breakfast w/ buffet luncheon will be served at no charge
Please note that there is no charge for this event, but Pre-registration is required. Please visit our web-site www.mshredcross.org