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Local leaders sentenced for Cardiac Arrest

March 6, 2003

Albany - Several dozen South Georgia community leaders went into Cardiac Arrest Thursday night, but there was no need to bring out the defibrillators or call EMS. 

It was only the American Cancer Society's Annual Cardiac Arrest fundraiser at the Harvest Moon in downtown Albany.  District Attorney Ken Hodges presided.

Each "arrested" person had to raise $1,000 for the Heart Association.  Most did, but some fell short of their "sentence."

Nicole Smith came up well short but told the judge that her boss at Palmyra Medical Centers would pay the rest.  As a practical joke, he sent a letter saying "Let her hang."

"I was getting a little nervous. "Let Her Hang" - (it)  really wasn't a nice thing to do. I probably would have been sitting there a long time," Snith said.

However, he co-worker, Eric Riggle, showed up in just the nick of time with an I.O.U. letter from Palmyra.  She was "released" on bond.

In past years, Albany's Cardiac Arrest has raised more money than any Heart Association chapter in the country.  This year's goal is $40,000.  Twenty-five thousand dollars was collected at the sentencing Thursday.

posted at 11:20 by mathew.palmer@walb.com

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