Athlete of the week: Daniel Picart
It’s time for what we like to call ‘New York’s Very Own,’ where PIX11 features one of the best and brightest local high school athletes.
Hundreds of people will hit the streets Friday, October 6th, in hopes of raising awareness to end domestic violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence an average of nearly 20 people per minute are physically or emotionally abused by their partner in the United States. The numbers are staggering, but show the need to raise awareness and support those impacted. Jeehae Fischer and Joann Kim from Korean American Family Service Center share how their organization is committed to ending domestic violence, the signs of domestic abuse your should be aware of and discuss the significance of their yearly Silent March. If you'd like to participate in KAFSC's 26th annual Silent March Against Violence click here for the details.
What would you do if a loved one was choking? Are you comfortable doing the Heimlich maneuver? Choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional deaths in children under the age of 5, and the leading cause of accidental deaths in adults over 65. We want to help turn those numbers around with a device every person should have in their home! It's called LifeVac and it's an upper airway clearing device that is saving lives. Michael Plunkett, the president of LifeVac talks about the common forms of choking and mistakes people make when someone is choking. He also shows us how to use the LifeVac, and how it's saving lives. If you'd like more information on LifeVac or would like to order a device, head to lifevac.net.