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Starting Hearts is a nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims through free CPR and DEFIB training and access programs.
The Challenge: Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and a electric shock is needed to restart the heart. If not, death will occur within minutes of someone having SCA. It is our nation’s leading cause of death affecting an estimated 325,000 Americans every year and more than 92% will not survive.
Starting Hearts Classes
Starting Hearts has two types of classes for members of the community, businesses and schools to sign up for, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, American Safety Health Institute Certification Classes and Starting Hearts own Call.Push.Shock™ class. Both in English And Spanish (when available).
Please note that any classes listed as (Private) are not available for the general public.
Events for week of September 24, 2018
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Proud Partner with Vail Health in Saving More Lives.
LEARN HOW TO BE A HERO!
Starting Hearts’ CALL.PUSH.SHOCK.™ Educational program offers a 45-minute hands-on CPR/DEFIB training to help train people to save lives of SCA victims.
FIND THE NEAREST DEFIB™
LEARN HOW TO LOCATE AND USE THIS LIFE SAVING DEVICE
Starting Hearts’ Nearest DEFIB™ program increases access to a defibrillator in public & private places. We do this with a mobile app called PulsePoint.
JOIN THE NETWORK OF HEROES
BECOME A NEIGHBOR SAVER™
In cooperation with PulsePoint, Starting Heart s has created the Neighbor Saver™ program that utilizes a free, downloadable mobile app to alert citizens of a cardiac arrest.
Latest Starting Hearts News & Information
It has been an exciting September for Starting Hearts and being recognized for the work we have done this year both locally and across the country. Rotary Clubs of Vail Valley Business Partnership Award On September 11th, the Tri-Club Rotary Public Safety Recognition held a dinner to recognize and honor hundreds of first responders and to […]
Startings Hearts would like to thank Good Morning Vail and Vail Daily for promoting the Heart & Sole! which is is tomorrow. Plenty of time to register for the 5K fun run with Josiah Middaugh, 3K and 1 mile family fun walks and of course our Scavenger Hunt.
On the 10th both Alan Himelfarb & Paige Arnold appeared on The Last DJ hosted by Steve Leigh on KZYR 97.7 to talk about Starting Hearts and Heart & Sole!.
Starting Heart volunteers, Paige Arnold & Katie Harmon appeared on the 104.7 The Mile to talk about the Heart & Sole! event on August 25th. To learn more about this event and purchase your tickets please go to our Heart & Sole Page.
Please join Starting Hearts and Josiah Middaugh at HEART & SOLE! 2018 on August 25th at Ford Park for a 5k Run, scavenger hunt and more! HEART & SOLE! 2018 Ticket Information All Event Pass holders enjoy the day’s many activities, including a light breakfast, yoga, 5K fun run with Josiah Middaugh, 3K and 1 […]
As TODAY’s “Winning at All Costs” series focusing some of the risks and dangers facing young athletes, Jenna Bush Hager speaks to a group of parents who are trying to save kids’ lives in memory of the children they lost to sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities. It “can happen to any child,” one parent […]
A German astronaut abaord the International Space Station provides a CPR PSA on how people can save someone’s life if they are having a heart attack.
Partners to Collaborate on Improving Cardiac Arrest Outcomes across a Six County Region Central Mountains Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council (CMRETAC), a regional agency authorized by statute to provide a coordinated approach to emergency medical and trauma care, and Starting Hearts, a Colorado-based nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of sudden cardiac arrest […]
Vail Health and Starting Hearts have renewed their strategic partnership agreement for an additional two years to further efforts in making Eagle County the safest place in America to experience sudden cardiac arrest. This partnership has been instrumental in improving outcomes for sudden cardiac arrest victims in Eagle County through the education of thousands of […]
On February 6th, Startings Hearts founder Lynn Blake and Executive Director Alan Himelfarb appeared on Good Morning Vail covering topics about our organization and what we do, our annual All You Need is Heart event.
Starting Hearts is pleased to announce it has been selected as a top 5 finalist in the Alpha Phi Foundation’s $100,000 Heart to Heart Grant. In a release on its website on 21 December, 2017, the Foundation stated, “Each year, Alpha Phi Foundation awards a $100,000 Heart to Heart Grant in support of research and […]
Starting Hearts Announces the 6th Annual All You Need is Heart Event Title Sponsor Vail Health to Provide Doctors and Nurses Purchase your tickets TODAY! Starting Hearts is pleased to announce the 6th Annual All You Need Is Heart event, which will take place at Colorado Mountain College, Edwards campus, on Friday, February 9, 2018 from […]
Starting Hearts is pleased to announce its first Starting Hearts Community designation. EagleVail will be the recipient of this recognition at a special event at the EagleVail Pavilion on Friday, October 6th, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. The event is in conjunction with the last ice cream social of the year and all are welcome. Lynn […]
Heinrich Marketing is partnering with Starting Hearts, a nonprofit dedicated to building awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and saving lives when cardiac events occur away from medical facilities. Heinrich will support the organization’s marketing efforts through a variety of strategic print and digital services to help them expand on a national level. Starting Hearts […]
Eagle County Paramedic Services (ECPS) and Starting Hearts are excited to announce the completion of a Strategic Alliance Agreement geared toward improving the outcomes of sudden cardiac arrest victims. Starting Hearts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Avon, CO, is dedicated to saving the lives of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims through free CPR training and defibrillator […]
The Heart Rod
Coming to Local Community Near You
The Heart Rod is a CPR/DEFIB classroom on wheels in which we travel all over the country to help train and inform people about Sudden Cardiac Arrest.