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  • Connor's Law now in effect in Maryland

    POOL SAFETY: News4's Darcy Spencer talked with the parents of Connor, a 5-year-old boy who lost his life at a Maryland pool after lifeguards were unable to save him because they weren't trained to use an AED. This pool season marked the first year all Maryland lifeguards have to be trained to use the potentially life-saving device, a direct result of the lobbying by Connor's parents.    

  • Innovation Advocacy

    Aquatics Advocacy   It is the memory of her son, Connor, that drove Debbie Neagle-Freed into advocacy. Connor drowned in 2006 at the Crofton Country Club in Crofton, Md., when he was 5.  The club had a defibrillator on the deck, but the lifeguards weren't trained or allowed to use it.  "If it had been used, it would have saved his life," Neagle-Freed says.  And so she began lobbying to pass a state law in Maryland to require all public aquatics facilities to have AEDs and tra...

  • Arlington Echo Thanks Connor Cares Foundation

    We were thrilled to hear from our partners over at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center and their Drownproofing Program for the 5th graders in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) "It is because of the generosity from the Connor Cares Foundation that we have been able to provide scholarships to students throughout Anne Arundel County Public School so that the less fortunate students can still participate in the Drownproofing Program. We offer each school enrolled in the program two scho...

  • National Water Safety Month

    Join Us in Celebrating National Water Safety Month In recognition of the popularity of swimming and other water-related recreational activities in the United States, and the resulting need for ongoing public education on safer water practices, the month of May 2013 is National Water Safety Month! National Water Safety Month will be celebrated through educational programs, public service announcements, governmental proclamations, dealer and business promotions and the distribution of water-safety...

  • Mindy Miller now affiliated with Connor Cares!

    Connor Cares Foundation is thrilled to have Mindy Miller, a certified CPR Instructor through the American Heart Association, affiliated with us. If you book CPR training with Mindy, she will give 10% back to the foundation! Just BE SURE to mention that you were referred through the Connor Cares Foundation.

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