June 24, 2016
Tina Charles of the New York Liberty has been awarded the May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for her efforts to bring Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR training to New York City communities.
Throughout the month of May, expanding on her extraordinary work to improve the health and safety of children and families across the country, Charles and the Hopey’s Heart Foundation (HHF) launched the “Build -Up NYC” Program. With support from the New York City Council, the program is designed to assist with AED placement and CPR training throughout the five boroughs. Charles met with the Red Cross to discuss the importance of AED and CPR education, and she also reached out to officials from New York City Hall to explore partnering with city organizations to provide AED devices and CPR training to communities in need.
Every month, the WNBA chooses one player from across the league to receive the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm. The award honors the WNBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.