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Heart Screenings held in honor of Peyton Walker

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A local college stepped up, to help curb the leading cause of death on school campuses.

     King's College in Wilkes-Barre hosted an event aimed at preventing sudden cardiac arrest deaths.
     Besides offering CPR and AED training, students throughout northeastern Pennsylvania could undergo a free heart screening at no charge.
     The event was held in memory of Peyton Walker -- a 19-year-old King's student who died in 2013 after suffering sudden cardiac arrest in her dormitory.

"The day she passed away she was wearing a tee shirt that said 'what we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others in the world remains and is immortal.' so that really was our launching point for the foundation," said Julie Walker, Peyton's mom, foundation director. 

      The Peyton Walker Foundation teamed up with King's College and Geisinger for the clinic in Luzerne County.


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