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Heartsafe

Our Cause

Every year in the US, Sudden Cardiac Arrest claims 8,800 children(under 18 years old) and 401,500 adults according to the American Heart Association. That's more than 26 children and over 1000 adults every single day. Currently survival rates are 10 percent for adults and only 5 percents fo children. Together we can make a difference and reduce the number of deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest by increasing public awareness, increasing the number of CPR trained people, strategically place more AEDs in our communities and increasing EKG heart screenings of our youth.

Our Initiatives

SCA Awareness

Some think that Sudden Cardiac Arrest is rare in our youth. The fact is that it's not. Based on the American Heart Association estimates, 26 children die every day from SCA. The ability to know the warning signs and risk factors are critical to reacting when a person suddenly collapse and unresponsive. How you react in the next couple of minutes, can save a life.

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CPR Training

CPR is critical to saving an SCA victims. CPR keeps the blood circulating throughout the body and delivering oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. It's essential for more people to be trained in CPR and AED use. If you're coach, teacher or anybody that works with children, you should be CPR certified.

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Heart Screenings

Many SCA victims never show signs of a heart condition prior to experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Heart screening our youth provides an opportunity to identify those children with a heart condition before they experience SCA. It's recommended to have an EKG heart screening upon entering iddle school, high school and college. Current statistics reveal that about 1%-2% of heart screening reveal an existing heart condition.

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HeartSafe Designation

Receiving a HeartSafe designation is a great way to let your students, employees, members or citizens know that your committed to provide a HeartSafe environment to live, work and play. Please consider becoming HeartSafe.

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Statistics on this page were from the American Heart Association (AHA) and were recently released in its Heart Disease and stroke statistics-2014 Update, published in circulation online in December 2013 and in print in January 2014.