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Shilling recognized for heart related laws

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

State Senator Jennifer Shilling is honored with an award from the American Heart Association for her help in passing two laws related to heart health.

The Wisconsin State Senate passed what's known as the Dispatcher-Assisted CPR law which ensures all 9-1-1 dispatcher in Wisconsin can give CPR coaching over the phone during a cardiac arrest emergency. 

The FoodShare law will create a pilot program for FoodShare participants that allows them to purchase fresh produce and healthy foods at a discount. 

“Sen. Shilling’s work on these two laws highlights how we are working to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke in Wisconsin,” said Catherine Kolkmeier, La Crosse resident and member of the American Heart Association’s Wisconsin Advocacy Committee. “The FoodShare pilot program will ensure that healthy foods and the opportunity to maintain a healthy diet is affordable for everyone in Wisconsin. Dispatcher-assisted CPR will ensure immediate instruction so CPR can begin right away, allowing those who suffer cardiac arrest to have the best chance of surviving. We thank Sen. Shilling for her support on these two life-saving laws.”

“It’s an honor to accept this award for two laws that will improve the lives and health of Wisconsinites,” said Sen. Shilling.

Her award was presented to her at Fire Station #1 in La Crosse Monday morning. 

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