Sudden cardiac arrest strikes about 1,000 people outside hospitals each day in the U.S. Sadly, it is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Survival rates are generally dismal, but they improve dramatically when bystanders take action by calling 911, giving CPR and using AEDs. You can help promote awareness, understanding and action by supporting the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today, #GivingTuesday.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes about 1,000 people of all ages outside hospitals each day in the U.S. Only one in 10 victims survives. Since SCA is so widespread, chances are you know someone who was affected—a spouse, a parent, a co-worker, a son or daughter—someone who suddenly collapsed from the unexpected heart condition and whose outcome ultimately depended on the speed of intervention from people nearby.
Here’s the good news: Thousands more victims could survive cardiac arrest each year if the public understood the critical need for lay bystanders to help when SCA strikes by calling 911, starting CPR, and using the nearest AED (automated external defibrillator) before EMS arrives at the scene.
Our mission at the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is to improve the odds of survival from sudden cardiac arrest by promoting awareness, understanding, and action. You are invited to join us in creating a better world where survival from sudden cardiac arrest is the norm, rather than the exception.
Please support the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today, #GivingTuesday. Consider becoming a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Member by committing to donate $10/month ($120/year).
Donations may be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. They also may be designated for Public Awareness Research, the Joe Farrell Tenth Anniversary Fund, the Adam Greenlee Foundation Fund, or the General Fund.
You can save a life! Donate today!
Thank you for your heartfelt generosity.
Henry Jampel, MD, MHS, Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Chair, Board of Directors, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor
P. S. There are 1,000 reasons to support the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation mission to raise awareness and help save lives. What's your reason? info [at] sca-aware.org (Let us know).
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