A group of Gwinn women, with the help of the community, raised $12,000 to buy 12 automated external defibrillators (AED) for Marquette County schools and businesses.
The group is called U.P. Pink Power and they are all about paying it forward. They raised the money last month during a 17-mile walk held in Forsyth Township.
On Sunday, U.P. Pink Power invited all of the recipients to the Forsyth Fire Hall to pick up the AED machines.
"As far as having an AED placed in the community where I live down in the Wells Township area, it's just a tool to help the EMS out until help arrives," said Tina Hiironen, AED recipient.
"We have a real strong sense of community. The community is always supporting us in anything that we do and we live by 'you got to take care of each other,'" said Sally Searle, U.P. Pink Power member.
Although you have to be certified to use an AED, a short demonstration was given.
Gary's Knotty Pine Bar, Arnold
Red Fox Run Golf Course, KI-Gwinn
American Legion, Little Lake
U.P. North Lodge, Gwinn
Peter White Public Library, Marquette
Crams Store, Big Bay
Negaunee High School
Cornell Fire Department
Cross Roads Mini Mart, Gwinn
KI Elementart School
Forsyth Police Department (2)