All proceeds will go to put more AEDs in Indiana State Police Vehicles
When: November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 a.m.
Where: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, SR 49 Chesterton
Source: Indiana State Police
*Help Put an AED in Every State Police Patrol Car;*
*Participate in a Local Bolt For The Heart Fun Run*
Lowell, IN Looking for a fun way to get some exercise and help put an Automatic
External Defibrillator (AED) in all the patrol cars at the Lowell State Police Post?
Its as easy as signing up to be part of our 5K Family Fun Run that will be held on
November 10th, 2017, starting at 08:00 a.m., at Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore
located on State Road 49 (*leashed dogs are also welcomed)*. The 5K run is
self-paced and is a great way to put down the electronics and do something fun as a
family while supporting a worthy cause that could save a life.
If running isnt your thing, you can still help out by making a donation of any
amount to Bolt For The Heart. All funds raised from the run or donated will go
towards the purchase of additional AEDs.
To Donate Click This Link and Then Click the Donate Tab [
Lt. Terry Gose, commander of the Lowell State Police Post commented, We are grateful
for the partnership with Bolt For The Heart and appreciate the community support to
raise funds for this life saving equipment. Lt. Gose concluded, We know everyone has
busy schedules, so if you cant join us on the run date, we hope youll consider a
donation of any amount to help reach our goal.
*More about Bolt For The Heart*
*Bolt For The Heart* is a non-profit organization serving Indiana.*HeartReach
Carmel*was established in 2010 by Pierre Twer and Friends and is an extension of
Heart Reach Michiana which was founded by Dr. Walt Halloran and friends in 2004.
Heart Reach was established to keep monies raisedlocally to stay locally and impact
the community close to home.
More Info Here [ https://boltfortheheart.com/about-bolt/ ]
*More about AEDs*
An AED is a portable Automated External Defibrillator used to restart someones heart
in the event of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Each year sudden cardiac arrest kills
335,000 people of all ages and fitness levels without warning. Ninety five percent
of those who suffer from SCA die because CPR and defibrillation usually occur too
late, if at all.
If the first person on the scene knew CPR and applied an Automated External
Defibrillator within 5 minutes, the AHA estimates that at least 40,000 more lives
per year could be saved. Calling 911 and performing CPR are not enough. Most victims
need an electric shock called defibrillation to restore the heart to a regular
rhythm. By placing these devices in the hands of first responders and trained
individuals in public locations we are increasing their chance of survival.
Detailed Information At This Link [ https://boltfortheheart.com/what-are-aeds/ ]
*More about BFTHs Partnership with ISP*
Since 2015 Bolt For The Heart has partnered with the Indiana State Police with the
stated goal of placing an AED in ISP patrol cars. Thus far more than 200 AEDs have
been purchased and placed into service with the Indiana State Police. The goal for
2017 is to raise $300,000, which will purchase 250 AEDs.
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