At its most recent meeting, the Abington School Board honored and thanked the Abington Health Foundation of the Abington Jefferson Health System and the Dr. Mark Rosenthal Memorial Fund for the donation of $10,000 toward the replacement of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Abington schools.

Dr. Rosenthal was a well-known cardiologist at Abington Memorial Hospital and was a strong advocate for providing training and equipment that can help save lives. Mr. Byron Goldstein, Community Relations Specialist, explained that the Rosenthal Memorial Fund donated nine AEDs to Abington schools in 2008 and that they now need to be replaced.

Mr. Goldstein recognized Ms. Jill Kyle of the Foundation for helping to facilitate the donation, Ms. Judy Bomze at the school district for coordinating the on-line training for the staff on the new AEDs, and Ms. Amy Buick, Director of Major Gifts at the Foundation, who was present to accept a Certificate of Appreciation from the school district at the School Board meeting. The School District will be placing the Foundation and the Rosenthal Fund names on its Abington School District Community-Business Partnership plaque that is on permanent display in the Board Room.

Mr. Goldstein noted that the donation will continue to serve as a tribute to Dr. Rosenthal and his encouragement and dedication to helping save lives.


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