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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
October 3, 2011

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is an organization that has done a remarkable job of raising awareness and saving lives. It is a great resource for education, prevention and support. Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest have found a community of caring individuals in the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation that go out of their way to assist Survivors and their families in better understanding what SCA is and what it means to be a Survivor!

Sadly, not as many members of the general population are as aware of Sudden Cardiac Arrest as needs to be. Many families come to the SCA Foundation searching for education about SCA because they have lost a family member or friend to this condition. The loss is without warning ("sudden") and can strike any person at any age at any time with never a previous hint of heart disease.

How can you help?

It’s important for laypersons to undergo training in CPR and AED use because emergency personnel cannot always get to the victim’s side quickly enough. If you haven't taken a CPR-AED course it's a good idea to spend some time learning these fundamental lifesaving skills.

One of the most common reasons SCA victims do not survive is that bystanders hesitate to call 9-1-1, start CPR and use AEDs right away. If you want to save a life, get involved. Your actions can only help.

To learn more, please visit the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation at:
http://www.sca-aware.org

"To save one life is as if to save the world." ~ The Talmud

The Great!

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

the feedback I have received from Survivors and their families as well as the families and friends of victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Assist them in funding effort because they have a big job to do and limited resources.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I worked on various educational campaigns to raise public awareness.