An automated external defibrillator (AED) hangs on the wall on the second floor of Sage Hall on the UW Oshkosh campus on Friday.
A campaign to increase the number of automatic external defibrillators in Oshkosh has raised nearly half of its $100,000 goal since the effort was launched in October.
The Oshkosh Fire Department, in conjunction with the Oshkosh Community Foundation, Aurora Health Care, Affinity Health System and ThedaCare, partnered on the fundraising campaign, which aims to raise $100,000 to buy and maintain up to 50 AEDs in public places. Since the fund-raising efforts began, $45,000 has been raised, which has allowed campaign organizers to purchase 24 AEDs.
"We thought we would do well right away," ...