On Monday, August 28th, at the West River Health Services Foundation Board of Directors meeting, it was decided to fund up to forty more “Stop The Bleed” Kits – if there are over fifty people who attend the “Stop The Bleed” workshop on September 9th.
As most of you know, Dr. Mary Aaland has agreed to come to Hettinger’s NDSU Research & Extension Center on Saturday, September 9th, and bring with her fifty FREE “Stop The Bleed” Kits, if fifty area community businesses, organizations, farmers, families, schools, etc. attend. The event runs from 11am-4pm, with pre-registration required by calling Ted Uecker at the WRHS Foundation at 701-567-3666. The 11:00am and 11:30am time slots are already completely filled, but the 12:00pm, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 and 3:00 have openings. We are signing up a maximum of ten people per half hour increment, as there will be a 25 minute “Stop The Bleed” video, followed by a 25 minute “hands-on” practical instruction by Dr. Aaland herself. So far, 44 people have signed up to attend – so there are potentially 46 openings left!
Of course, the first 50 to sign up and attend will receive their “Stop The Bleed” kits the day of their 50 minute workshop on September 9th. Once it is determined how many people we have attend, the WRHS Foundation will purchase and deliver all kits over the 50 mark and possibly up to 90! We are so thankful that Dr. Aaland is supporting our community with her time and financial commitment, we believe we should step up and support anyone who signs up and attends over the 50 mark. This will make us the first community in the state of North Dakota to host a “Stop The Bleed” Event!
So contact Ted Uecker at the WRHS Foundation at 701-567-3666 and get signed up for the “Stop The Bleed” event. You’ll be guaranteed a terrific 50 minute education and a “Stop The Bleed” kit (valued at $70!). You pay absolutely nothing – just your time. Who knows? This kit might mean the difference in saving a life – or not. Onward!
By Ted Uecker, WRHS Foundation