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October 27th, 2009

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October has been filled with activities around the country to raise awareness and help save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest. Here are some things we've been up to:

Celebrated my 7 year re-birthary

Sept. 19, 2009 - 7 years of survival.  It's hard to believe 7 years have passed since my SCA.  I've had my ICD battery replaced once, and *knock on wood* it has only fired twice - both times within weeks of being implanted in 2002.  My EF has been 50% for the past 6 years -normal!  It had been down to 35% in the beginning, after a bout with pericarditis which led to my SCA.

Thank you all for sharing your stories of survival.  It's almost like sharing stories of children's births - not one is exactly like the other.  I continue to fight to get more AEDs in my workplace.  Currently, we only have one in our 9 story building.  NOT ENOUGH!  If I had my way, we'd have one on each floor.

Well, thanks for listening.  Take care and best wishes to all.

Chris

SCA Foundation Offers Awareness and Discovery Ceremony at School in Salisbury, Maryland

St. Francis de Sales Catholic School Recognized for Winning Video

SALISBURY­–The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today will honor Saint Francis de Sales Catholic School in Salisbury, Maryland, for winning the Foundation’s first video awareness contest. The school will be awarded the grand prize--a new automated external defibrillator (AED). See www.sca-aware.org to view the winning video.

October 23rd

Raising Awareness at the World Series

Baseball fans attending the World Series and fans in all MLB markets nationwide will have an opportunity to learn about sudden cardiac arrest as they look through their MLB World Series souvenir programs. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has placed a full page ad in the program that begins, “With sudden cardiac arrest, it’s one strike and you’re out. Game over.” The ad was underwritten by Physio-Control Corporation and ZOLL Medical Corporation, proud sponsors of the SCA Foundation.

October 22nd

Donate to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation on Wednesday, October 28

The Pittsburgh Foundation will match contributions through PittsburghGives

PITTSBURGH–The Pittsburgh Foundation has initiated
“PittsburghGives Match Day”—October 28—a way for individuals and companies to
contribute to nonprofit organizations based in Allegheny County, PA, and make
their gifts go further. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is among those
approved to participate.

On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST,
individuals may log onto www.PittsburghGives.org,
or participate in the live public event in the PPG Wintergarden, Downtown
Pittsburgh.

High School Coach Honored for Saving Student’s Life

Kaitlin Forbes, SCA Survivor, Skype

2009 Genesis Awards Reception Held During National Sudden
Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month to Raise Awareness about the Nation’s Leading
Cause of Death

High school hero, Mike Piccione, was honored at the 2009
Genesis Awards Reception hosted by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation on
October 15 at Hyde Park in Pittsburgh. Mike, a physical education teacher and
coach at Rhinebeck (NY) High School, was recognized for his role in saving the
life of Kaitlin Forbes when she suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) at the age
of 15 in 2005. He gave CPR and used the school’s automated external
defibrillator (AED), which restored a normal heart rhythm.

Kaitlin and
her friends later started the HeartSafe Club of Rhinebeck, in honor of
Maggie O'Malley, a friend and teammate from Rhinebeck High School who died from sudden cardiac arrest at the
age of 17.

High School Coach Honored for Saving Student’s Life

2009 Genesis Awards Reception Held During National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month to Raise Awareness about the Nation’s Leading Cause of Death

October 21st

Donate to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation on Wednesday, October 28

The Pittsburgh Foundation will match contributions through PittsburghGives

PITTSBURGH–The Pittsburgh Foundation has initiated
“PittsburghGives Match Day”—October 28—a way for individuals and companies to
contribute to nonprofit organizations based in Allegheny County, PA, and make
their gifts go further. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is among those
approved to participate.

On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST,
individuals may log onto www.PittsburghGives.org,
or participate in the live public event in the PPG Wintergarden, Downtown
Pittsburgh.

October 20th

HeartSine and Your Safety Company to Donate a Portion of Sales Proceeds to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. In conjunction with National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, this October, HeartSine Technologies Inc. and Your Safety Company have announced plans to make a donation to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation for every HeartSine® samaritan® PAD automated external defibrillator (AED) purchased through the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation before December 31, 2009.

HeartSine and Your Safety Company are, respectively, a leading manufacturer and distributor of AEDs. Their donations will assist the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation in its mission “to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and give ‘ordinary’ people the power to save a life.”

October 19th

Three Runners Die During Detroit Marathon

Three runners died Sunday during the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon in Detroit, Michigan. Autopsies are expected today on Daniel Langdon, 36, of Laingsburg, near Lansing; Rick Brown, 65, of Marietta, Ohio, and Jon Fenlon, 26, of Waterford. Marathon doctors and race officials said rapid, state-of-the-art resuscitation was provided.

"These tragic incidents underscore the fact that sudden cardiac arrest can strike anytime, even in seemingly healthy individuals," said Norman Abramson, MD, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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