CLEVELAND (February 21, 2022) – Make Them Know Your Name (MTKYN), Cleveland Browns cornerback (and Nordonia High School graduate) Denzel Ward’s heart health foundation, recently donated three new automated external defibrillators (AED) to Great Lakes Science Center. While the AEDs were delivered to the Science Center a few weeks ago, an official recognition was presented to the Science Center on Saturday at the Cleveland All-Star Fitness Expo at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The donation brings the Science Center up to four AED machines total, and they can now be placed to be accessible within two minutes of any location in the museum.
“There is oftentimes a misconception in large public buildings that AEDs are in place and easily accessible, and unfortunately that isn’t always the case. It’s so important to have them accessible and make sure that bystanders are empowered to take action in emergency situations. We really make that a large focus of our efforts at Make Them Know Your Name,” said foundation Executive Director Nicole Ward.
“We’re happy that the Science Center recognized the importance of AED machines. It can truly be a matter of life and death, and it’s not something to be taken lightly. I’m glad we could partner with them to fulfill this need,” said Denzel Ward.
The donation and the timing of the presentation at the Fitness Expo happened to tie in perfectly with the Science Center’s STEM programming theme for the month of February -- Health and Wellness. Special activities, including a heart dissection workshop and a live Slam Dunk Science Spectacular show, are scheduled throughout the month. Visit for more information and to see the schedule.
(Editor’s note: The Science Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.)
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, historic Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Visit for more information.