BENEFITING: STARTING HEARTS INC
ORGANIZER: STARTING HEARTS INC
JACQUIE LANDT wrote:
Many of you know I am passionate about our local non-profit, STARTING HEARTS.
WHY? I met Starting Hearts founder, Lynn Blake, about 4 years ago. At the age of 27, she had a Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Vail Village! She became one of the fortunate few to survive only because someone right there knew how to perform CPR and an AED was quickly brought to the scene to shock her heart back to beating. She has dedicated her life to SAVING LIVES by teaching others how to respond and making AEDs more accessible in our community. You will never meet a kinder, gentler soul, passionate about a cause that saved her life and a hope to save others.
Can you imagine that we lose 1,000 Americans every day to sudden Sudden Cardiac Arrst? Yes, the single biggest killer in the world! Sudden Cardiac Arrest is NOT a heart attack! It is an electrical malfunction in the hearts that happens, often without warning, to anyone. Even the very young. Remember, Lynn was a healthy 27 year old. We are raising money to teach an entire generation of Americans to be first responders and CITIZEN HEROES to SAVE MORE LIVES. We teach everyone from kindergartners to seniors, in schools, restaurants, hotels, everywhere. We take donations to install automated external defibrillators (AEDs) everywhere in public, from parks, bus stops, and government buildings to sports fields and shopping malls. With education and AEDs in place, we will save many more lives. We can do so much more with your help, so please donate. No donation is too small. If you can donate $10, it can put us closer to saving a life. Thank you so very much!