Why Racing Hearts

Why Racing Hearts

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can strike anyone, anywhere.  A loved one. A friend.  A young athlete.  A member of your community. Every year, nearly 300,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) every year - and up to 15,000 are children*.  That's almost 800 American's per day - one death nearly every two minutes.  And every 3 days, a young athlete suffers a SCA.  More deaths are caused by cardiac arrest than by breast cancer, lung and colon cancer, and HIV COMBINED.  Click here for more details.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

An AED is a lightweight, portable device that determines whether to deliver an electric shock through the chest to the heart.  The shock can stop an irregular rhythm and allow the normal rhythm to resume.  Click here for more details.

A study published in the March 8, 2013 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes showed that people who view a CPR instructional video are significantly more likely to attempt life-saving resuscitation.

Benefits of joining our cause

The placement of AEDs in public places is supported by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association, and the California State PTA.  Additionally…

  • Your donation is fully tax deductible
  • Every community touched benefits
  • Personal commitment to helping save a life
  • 100% of your donation goes to directly support our mission (we are 100% volunteer nonprofit). 

For more information email us at info@racinghearts.org.

*Data/Information: American Red Cross website, Drezner, Jonathan, et al. Inter-Association Task Force Recommendations on Emergency Preparedness and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in High School and College Athletic Programs: A Consensus Statement. Heart Rhythm Society. 2007;4:549-565.