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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.
Covid-19 & Starting Hearts
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).
LEARN HOW TO BE A HERO!
Starting Hearts’ CALL.PUSH.SHOCK.™ Educational program offers a free 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 & 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
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of Giving and Unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. As we can all attest, a global threat like COVID-19 affects more than just the infected – it touches every person, business and of course non-profits on […]
It is more important than ever to know how to Respond to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victim Do you know where your Nearest Defibrillator is? New York Hospitals are now telling EMS agencies to not take Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) victims to the hospital, saying that if they can’t get a pulse from a cardiac-arrest […]
On November 22, 2019 Vail Ski Instructor Doug Bartholomew, 40, suffered a cardiac arrest in the locker room at Golden Peak Ski Area. Vail Resort Ski Patrol employees sprung to action — performing CPR, locating a nearby AED, shocking Bartholomew several times and successfully returning a rhythm to his heart while they waited for paramedics to arrive. He […]
When I turned 30 my heart had slowed down quite a bit. I was in the hospital that Christmas for about a week. The first morning I went to cardiac rehab I got off the bike and was walking around the room to cool down. I was still wearing the heart monitor luckily, but as […]
I was driving to take my girls out to dinner and then I apparently had a cardiac arrest. I don’t remember driving and I don’t remember any of it. My daughter was in the front seat and she turned the wheel off the Eagle exit and we rolled the car and crashed. The paramedics showed […]
On Saturday January 19th 2019 while skiing at Vail Colorado I somehow fell into a snow bank headfirst and was buried up to my boots. My heart stopped beating for what we think was around eight to ten minutes and thanks to a group of amazing people I am alive to tell my story. Those […]
I was in the kitchen and my roommate Tina came through and I asked her if she’d like a cup of tea and she said sure, just let me take the trash out. She came back and I was down on the floor and she immediately put one hand on me doing CPR and the […]
Recently, Susan Ford Bales and Lynn Blake appeared on RightThisMinute to bring awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Starting Hearts organization. You can watch the full interview in the video below.
Focused on fueling legislative change, nonprofit committed to raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest announces educational campaign that supports two-minute CPR and defibrillation training programs for nation’s leading cause of preventable death Starting Hearts, a nonprofit committed to increasing awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), announced it will kick off its first-ever Save More Lives […]
Recently, Channel 9 News, posted a video about the dedication and training the Vail Ski Patrol does in case a skier has a sudden cardiac arrest. Because of the training and the 24 AEDs spread throughout the mountain the Vail Ski Patrol are able to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims at a rate 6 times the […]
On Friday, October 11th, 2019, at 4:00pm, Starting Hearts, Vail Health, and the Town of Avon will unveil the new SaveStation, a defibrillator tower and cabinet that provides a temperature-controlled environment to keep defibrillators ready for use in the most inclement weather. SaveStation also provides high profile recognition for easy location when needed. The unveiling […]
2nd Annual HEART + SOLE Returns to the Ford Park Ball Fields The 2nd Annual HEART + SOLE, a family fun event the Saturday before school begins, will return to the Ford Park Ball Fields on Saturday, August 17th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. HEART + SOLE is presented by Starting Hearts, Town of […]
Starting Hearts’ Advocacy Efforts Help Achieve Important Legislation On May 22, Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill HB19-1183 into law. The bill encourages public and private organizations to accept donations of public access defibrillators and opens the door to greatly increase adoption of these lifesaving devices in communities throughout Colorado. In addition, the bill includes […]
Daughter of President and Mrs. Betty Ford Joins Starting Hearts in Mission to Save Precious Lives Starting Hearts is honored to announce the addition of Susan Ford Bales to the nonprofit’s Board of Directors as its Honorary Chair. “Susan has been a lifelong and passionate advocate for causes that have touched her personally and we […]
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.