So far, 92% of Santa Clara County public schools have life saving heart defibrillators (AEDs). Help us reach our goal to put an AED in every public school in Santa Clara County and to reach 100% of our underserved youth in our community by December 2017. All funds will be matched dollar for dollar via a grant from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
Giving money is often a process within unseen benefit, but your donation will have a direct impact. Racing Hearts has identified 5 school districts which don't have the financial means to participate fully in our county wide AED program. Funds will pay for 10 AEDs protecting the heart safety of over 10,000 youth and community members. If you have been searching for a way to support heart safety and heart wellness in our community, please donate and share!
AEDs are a critical component in heart safety for our community. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can strike anyone at anytime. According to the American Red Cross, about 350,000 American's die of SCA each year, that's almost 800 American's per day - one death nearly every two minutes. And every 3 days, a young athlete suffers a SCA. This number is more deaths than from breast cancer, lung and colon cancer, and HIB combined. Nearby AEDs are a simple proactive solution which can increase rates to 80%.
To celebration Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month, Racing Hearts Board of Directors along with our Heart Race and Stanford Hospital Cardiovascular Team Members are raising the funds to put an AED in every SCC public school! We plan to walk the Stanford Dish together in celebration of heart safety and heart wellness.
If you have the means to contribute, please do. Any meaningful donation is much appreciated.
If you want to join us for our 'Dish Walk for Heart Wellness' set for November 12, please email at [email protected].