About Racing Hearts

Our Story

Racing Heart began fall of 2012 as a grassroots idea—our organizations goal is to increase the success rate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) which has been unchanged since the 1960s at less than 10% but which can increase up to 80% with nearby life saving heart defibrillators.  Nearby AEDs is a simple solution to a huge medical problem because SCA can happen to anyone at anytime. 

To date, Racing Hearts has placed over 840 AEDs in the Bay Area, serving 1,700,000+ community members, developed a free crowdsourcing smartphone app to located and map community AEDs, and pioneered the recent success of CA Senate Bill SB658 which was signed by Governor Brown making CA one of the most progressive states in AED legislation relative to cost and liability.  

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Racing Hearts strongly believes in following guidelines established through evidence-based research, which supports placing multiple AEDs at one site.  We focus our mission with low-income underserved populations as studies have shown this distinction correlates with higher obesity and less access to healthcare.

Our Vision

  • We believe heart defibrillators will be the standard of care.

At Racing Hearts, We Believe:

  • ANYONE can save a life and EVERYONE deserves access to life saving AEDs.

Contact Us

Call us at (650) 308-4183 or email us at info@racinghearts.org.

Data/Information: American Red Cross website.

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