Posted on 11/21/2011

Pens Charity ASSIST RaffleThe Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh, PA, works hard to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.

The Foundation has been accepted by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation as one of several area nonprofit organizations that will be featured during its Pens Charity ASSIST Raffle this season. One nonprofit is selected for every home game--and the Foundation's night is Tuesday, November 13.

Through this program, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has a tremendous opportunity to raise funds for its educational programs. Toward this end, we are seeking 40 outgoing volunteers to help sell $5 raffle tickets before and during the Pens vs. Detroit Red Wings game. (Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.)

If you are interested in helping raise awareness about sudden death...and you enjoy hockey, contact Amanda Seagle at amanda.seagle [at] sca-aware.org. Help us attack this killer full-strength.

About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) affects people of all ages and walks of life, including hockey players. In fact, about 295,000 people suffer SCA each year in the U.S. and only 8%, on average, survive. Survival rates could increase to 34% or more if the general public understood the importance of early bystander intervention with CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

To read about recent contrasting cases involving hockey players, click here and here