Donations go to placing life saving AEDs in our community.
How Does Your City Rank?
As an advocate for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in my community, I wanted to encourage our community members to consider the following: How would my city rank during a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)? The sad but true statistic is that out of the 300,000 people who experience a SCA every year, only 15,000 (or 5%) survive. Crazy statistic. But where you live might actually increase your survival.
In the Bay Area, we are so fortunate to have a few "Gold Standard" cities where AEDs are located at many if not all schools, athletic fields, police cars, government buildings, and libraries.
Huge congratulations goes out to the cities of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and Mountain View! Not only do they have AEDs in many if not all of the above sites, they believe in best practices which supports more than one AED at each site, are actively thinking of sudden cardiac arrest and are finding ways to fund them in their community!
Racing Hearts would like to encourage you to call your city government and school districts and let them know that you care about the safety of your community. The standard of care for all and saving lives is truly important!