CARIBOU — Seventh-grade pupils or Students With Awesome Talents Team from Caribou Middle School recently held a carnival and raised $700.
The funds were donated to Cary Medical Center to assist in the purchase of two home emergency-response units. The units provide security and safety for individuals with special health care needs.
The units attach to a telephone line, providing instant access to a responder 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A call button, worn like a pendant, activates at a touch from anywhere in the home up to 200 feet. When the unit is activated, medical information, emergency response names and telephone numbers, and other instructions appear on the screen at the 24-hour monitoring center, according to hospital officials.
The hospital has approximately 40 units in use in surrounding areas, said hospital officials.