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November 1, 2013
George Brown College basketball player to meet rescuers for first time
A 23-year-old George Brown College student named Dwayne Harrison suffered a cardiac arrest on August 28 while playing an evening game of pickup basketball. Tonight, Harrison and his rescuers will be recognized in a presentation at the George Brown Huskies basketball game taking place at George Brown College.

Date: Friday, November 1
Time: 8 p.m. – pre-game presentation and remarks
Location: 200 King St. E., 6th floor gymnasium

Tonight, Harrison will meet his rescuers for the first time. The rescuers are Ted Rennie, a City of Toronto Parks and Recreation employee who phoned 911, started CPR and called for the automated external defibrillator (AED); Rocky Ruffolo, an emergency medical dispatcher who helped with CPR instructions over the phone; and Kyle Romany, a paramedic who provided advanced medical care for Harrison on the way to hospital.

The AED in the community centre was donated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Resuscitation Program and the Heart & Stroke Chase McEachern Tribute Fund.

About the Heart and Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Kim McKinnon
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