On February 27, 2015, Analise’s story was cut short, as a result of a choking accident while having dinner with a friend at a restaurant. This incident, like so many others, could have been prevented with immediate intervention and the right skills. Like many young people, Analise did not realize the positive impact she was leaving on those in her life. Luckily, through this endowment her legacy will live on forever.
FIU Heart Program
The program was established with funding from the Analise Dlugasch Memorial Endowment. During phase 1, the program aims to teach these invaluable life-saving skills to every hospitality management student at FIU. Phase 2 would expand the training to the entire FIU community, including all students, faculty and staff. Phase 3, and the ultimate goal of the program is to have the program adopted by the hospitality industry in South Florida.
Approved by the American Heart Association, the program is proven to provide the core basic skills of CPR and choking relief. Thanks to a generous donation by the Dlugasch family and the American Heart Association, 2,000 hospitality management students will be trained this year. But that’s just the start. Learn about the 20-minute training kit, and how you can help ensure every student graduates with these life-saving skills.
An estimated 2.5 additional people are trained for every person trained with the kit.