For their Silver Award project, three Girl Scout Cadettes from Deer Park’s Troop 982 – Danielle Izzo, Kimberly Lewanduski and Kelly Rennert – selected a project close to their hearts that would help save lives. They chose to sponsor a Heart Walk, an awareness-raising heart health event in order to purchase an AED defibrillator for the Deer Park School District’s athletic department, which was recently presented to Deer Park Athletic Director Dominick Fontana.
During the event, held at the John F. Kennedy Intermediate School field, the community came out in support, participating in an educational discussion on healthy eating and various exercises, and joining the three Cadettes in a half-mile walk to demonstrate how easy maintaining a healthy heart can be.
IMG_0431: (From left) Girl Scout Cadettes Danielle Izzo, Kelly Rennert and Kimberly Lewanduski presented an AED defibrillator to Deer Park Athletic Director Dominick Fontana.
Photo courtesy of the Deer Park School District