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Alliance Shares Life-Saving Skills at March 18 Event in Yorktown

Yorktown High School students Samantha Penneys, Madelin Marr, Elizabeth O’Donnell, Lindsay Boyle and Danielle Tridley at the 2017 Save-a-Life Day. Credits: File/Gabrielle Bilik

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Alliance for Safe Kids is asking residents to spend three hours on Sunday, March 18, to learn the skills necessary to save a life.

Save-a-Life Day, now in its eighth year, will run from noon to 3 p.m. at Lakeland High School. The goal of the event is to educate and empower high school students and adults to be “community allies” in supporting teens and families.

Since 2010, more than 3,000 community members have attended Save-a-Life Day, including 500 last year, according to figures provided by the non-profit organization.

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“Save-a-Life is a great experience,” said Christina Ruvo, a junior at Yorktown High School. “I have attended the past two [Save-a-Life Days] and am looking forward to this year’s event. The workshops and keynote speaker always present eye-opening information about drug, alcohol and mental health awareness.”

The keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Dr. Michael Fowlin, a globally recognized clinical psychologist. Fowlin received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Evangel University and received a doctorate degree in psychology from Rutgers University.

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