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June 26, 2010

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June 26, 2010

I have given small donations to the Foundation over the years and I think it is a great foundation. If I could I would have given much more. Ken Heart Foundation is dedicated to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the local communities... If only they had more funds. How many more could be saved? Every life is precious! Automatic External Defibrillator placement and Cardiac Screening, and CPR training could prevent many unnecessary tragic losses.

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giving countless hours to their cause for saving the lives of others

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 25, 2010

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June 25, 2010

As a paramedic in my own home town, i have become very familiar with the importance of training, education, and proper equipment being available. Family members of mine have had cardiac issues just as many other families, but to have a group of people paying such a tribute to there son, friend, family member in order to save the lives of other children and young adults is something needed more then any of us know. Thank you for your dedication to this foundation and cant wait to play the gold outing!!

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seeing AED's that they have provided...knowledge of the education they support.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 25, 2010

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June 25, 2010

The Ken Heart Foundation is a great organization and I am proud to be a part of..The goals that this group has set and work so hard at accomplishing is great..The community is benefiting and will continue to do so as many more join us in our efforts to protect the hearts of our youth.Its unfortunately sad when it takes a tragedy to bring something good to life..

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When asked to taking the CPR and AED training course to help teach it in our community I saw some issues my husband had and was not aware of how critical it was. less than 8 weeks he had open heart surgery!!!!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The learning and teaching of what our goals are

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have free heart screening for the community to help prevent this from ever happening again. With the health insurance issues we are dealing with makes our goal so much more demanding for our community...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 25, 2010

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June 25, 2010

It has been a privilege and honor to support KEN Heart and Linette Derminer in the pursuit of offering Cardiac Screenings to the communities that are served by KEN Heart. Over the past several years, Linette has been instrumental in promoting and advocating for the "prevention" of Sudden Cardiac Arrest through Cardiac Screening programs for the youth. She is an inspiration to me and to the Anthony Bates Foundation programs nationwide.

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Campaigning for the youth heart health programs that are supported by KEN Heart. Linette and I have shared conference table time at various events nationwide and I find her knowledge and tenasity uplifting and encouraging.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 25, 2010

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June 25, 2010

As a board member and volunteer of the KEN HEART Foundation I am proud of what we are accomplishing. After 10 years of creating community support, placing AED's in schools, and raising awareness this organization is going strong. The organization is not just raising awareness but providing valuable tools and education within our community.

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When working in the community I met a family with a son who had the same condition my nephew had. We were able to put an AED in their home because medical insurance would not.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being involved, supporting the organization and saving lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly and dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save lives by completing screenings and preventing tragedies.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 24, 2010

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June 24, 2010

The KEN Heart Foundation is committed to serve our community and make necessary changes in the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) health crisis that is taking young lives. Our programs provide support and strengthen young individuals, families, and the community to respond appropriately to cardiac emergencies. Collaborations between our organization, area businesses, health care professionals and community volunteers provide a larger network for visibility and resources to increase life saving efforts within the community. Our volunteers spend time attending community events to inspire others to take a proactive approach in prevention efforts. Raising awareness and educating the public, about warning signs and risk factors of SCA Defibrillation placement and CPR/AED Training are the best possible response that the public can provide for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The KEN Heart Foundation partnered with University Hospitals Memorial Hospital of Geneva to provide CPR/Defibrillator (AED) training to local school students. We provide defibrillation grants to schools and youth serving organizations. They can apply for a defibrillator donation one time a year. In return, we ask volunteers from the school or organization to assist us as a volunteer with one of our programs or fundraisers. We will provide Cardiac screening to school age children by the end of 2010. There currently is not a process that would allow for non invasive tests that to find risk factors for undiagnosed heart conditions or other conditions that can cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Providing tests called EKG's and Echo Cardiograms have proven to be beneficial in the reduction of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)in young athletes in other countries where they are provided. KEN Heart is involved in statistics & research The statistics regarding sudden cardiac arrest in young people vary greatly based on reporting mechanisms and criteria. Currently, there is not a national mandatory reporting system to investigate cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youths. Without this, conflicting reports and statistics are slowing down the process in prevention efforts. We believe a national registry would eliminate conflicts, show the true extent of SCA in youth, validate funding for the prevention efforts of SCA and increase overall survival rates. The issue is greatly minimized when the data only represents some athletes affected. This does not represent the true extent of sudden cardiac death (SCD) amongst all athletes, much less all youth. Most youth participate in some form of sports however, not all youth that suffer a SCA during a sporting event. Some athletes affected are at non athletic events in class, at home or sleeping, these cases are not accounted for in the current data reported. In 2000, The KEN Heart Foundation developed a database of suspected sudden cardiac arrest and deaths of young people from a collection of online articles and family reporting. Criteria are children and young adults under the age of 25, athlete's that are semi pro and pro. We report approximately 150-250 cases annually. Donations to KEN Heart go directly into funding our programs.

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every time I see a defibrillator in the community that says "Donated by The K.E.N Heart Foundation In Loving Memory of Kenneth Derminer" Its one of those things that you hope will never be used but it it is needed it is there.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

This organization is near and dear to my heart.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

What we could do! Defibrilators would be common as fire extinguishers,cardiac screenings would be normal as an eye exam. A national SCA registry would be current & complete.The warning signs SCA would be as universal as the warning signs of a stroke.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 24, 2010

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June 24, 2010

Linette Derminer founded the KEN Heart Foundation after the death of her son, due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Any time a family is face with the death of a child its devastating! However Linette channeled her devastation into a mission to prevent other families from feeling the same devastation. If your family has lost a child this is the non-profit organization to contact. KEN Heart offers support, guidance and understanding, and has very useful resources and a pool of professionals in the field to draw from. This group strives to support important research, promote awareness, early detection and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in children. Donations to this non-profit go directly into supporting their mission to fight the devastating effects sudden cardiac arrest in youths and athletes in their community. I am proud to be a volunteer of such a fabulous organization!

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This organization warms my heart...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 24, 2010

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June 24, 2010

When I lost my Youngest son Travis to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Linette Derminer was one of the first people I met. Her work through her foundation (Ken Heart Foundation) inspired me to create a foundation in California to try and emulate what Linette has done. She is truly an inspiration and has made a difference in her community, her state and on a national level.

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the way Linette helped me through the steps of creating my own NPO in California. Only another parent who has lost a child to Sudden Cardiac Arrest can help, and counsel, another parent who has experienced the same terrible tragedy.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 3, 2010

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June 3, 2010

KEN Heart Foundation is an honest and reliable non-profit organization. They have a great volunteer base of talented and helpful individuals. They are very efficient with their donations and get the most out of every dollar. Their overhead costs and expenses are carefully kept very low to benefit the kids and adults they help.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching money be donated for defibrillators to help save lives.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 3, 2010

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June 3, 2010

Altruism: a selfless concern for the welfare of others. Altruism means to give without regard to reward or the benefits of recognition. This organization, Kids Endangered Now (KEN), represents the purest form of altruistic giving. Since the day Linette Derminer began her mission of KEN she has worked tirelessly and selflessly to meet her goal of providing life saving cardiac defibrillator equipment to communities and schools. As a result of her own personal tragedy, the sudden death of her son, Linette recognized that school kids in this country face the risk of death do to a lack of knowledge and resources. She also recognized that our schools, communities, and states were not doing enough to reduce and/or prevent these risks. She made it her life mission to ensure schools have access to automatic cardiac defibrillator devices. She has organized events, fund raisers, marathons, educational offerings and hosts weekly BINGO, (just to name a few things) in order to raise funds to purchase this critical equipment which she in turn donates on behalf of her organization. Linette started this organization not because she would have a direct benefit, she has already suffered the greatest loss imaginable, she did it because she does not want any other parent, grandparent, sister, brother, friend or loved one to lose a child in their life to sudden cardiac arrest. Linette will probably never know the number of lives she is responsible for saving but one saved child makes all the hard work worth it for her. A financial reward to Kids Endangered Now represents an endorsement to lives of children across this country. An endorsement that is urgently needed. There isn't a more altruist cause than this!

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my personal and professional life. As an Registered Nurse, I recognize the need and mission that this organization fulfills. The seconds and minutes it takes to access an AED are literally the seconds and minutes needed to save a child's life.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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