The Centers for Health and Public Safety is a social enterprise founded by George Wheeler to serve as a mechanism for schools, universities, non profits, families, and communities to be:
- Healthy, safe and prepared for medical situations that may arise, and
- Appropriately funded to achieve their health and wellness missions.
George Founded the Centers in honor of his son Rashidi Wheeler, who died August 3, 2001, following a conditioning workout with the Northwestern University football team. His highly publicized death was far more than a personal tragedy for Rashidi and his family. It was a watershed event in sports safety because it was a tragedy that didn't need to happen.
As a result, Centers provides advocacy and educational information on sports safety, and created a turnkey, comprehensive cause-marketing, fundraising program that puts first aid kits into the hands of families and consumers and defibrillators (AEDs) into schools and facilities while generating needed funds and awareness for charity partners.