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Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
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HELP SAVE MORE LIVES WITH STARTING HEARTS
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.
To see the full calendar of events and classes please click here.
Proud Partner with Vail Health in Saving More Lives.
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 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
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 […]
Parties to Cooperate in Improving Women’s Heart Health on Campus and in the Community Starting Hearts and the Beta Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of Colorado Boulder have announced the completion of a Memo of Understanding to cooperate in the pursuit of a college affiliate program to address women’s heart […]
Entire Student Body and Staff Receive American Red Cross Certification In a program believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, Starting Hearts and Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy (VSSA) cooperated in completing a Red Cross certification of the entire student body and staff in CPR/DEFIB training. On October 30th, 31st, and […]
Article originally written by Mare Jacqmin, Program Manager for Starting Hearts – Download Original Article PDF The prompt use of an automated external defbrillator (AED or DEFIB) is a critical component in saving the life of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Research has shown that when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is combined with the rapid use […]
We love to thank all our sponsors, partners, town of Vail and everyone who attended this event and help make it a success for our organizations.
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.
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.