Having lost my younger brother at the age of 29 to HCM, it was an easy choice for me to devote my time and financial support to Gwyneth's Gift Foundation (GGF). The organization provides awareness of the importance of knowing the proper technique for "hands only" CPR through free training for individuals, businesses and organizations. GGF also provides funding for the placement of AEDs in public places and offers scholarships to high school students seeking higher education in related medical fields. The work of this organization has literally saved lives and will continue to do so through education, awareness and training. I am proud to be associated with GGF.
As a Board member and donor of this non profit, I cannot emphasize enough the importance and great service Gwyneth’s Gift provides to the community. The Foundation provides training on CPR and the use AEDs, as well as funding for the AEDs to be placed in schools and public facilities, which has proven to have a direct impact in saving lives by testimony of citizen hero’s that have attended the training.
Since the Foundation's inception it is a true honor to have been a part of our Call to Action. Through the generosity of the community we have been able to: Train more than 7,600 people in Hands-Only CPR & the proper use of an AED; place 59 AEDs throughout the region; award $29,000 in higher education scholarships to 14 Stafford County High School graduates; and, hold numerous information & awareness sessions to share our efforts with the community. These efforts have resulted in saving 7 individuals' lives, a direct result of our training efforts throughout the Stafford/Fredericksburg region.
This is such an important foundation with a strong message behind it. Knowing how to to perform CPR and use an AED are such simple skills that can make a world of difference in saving a life. Thank you for all you do by raising awareness in Virginia and beyond.
Incredible organization that saves lives and empowers every day citizens to do the same. Their work directly impacts families, friends, communities - thankful to have them in Virginia and looking forward to seeing their impact extend beyond.
When it came time to decide where to invest my charitable dollars, Gwyneth's Gift was the obvious choice for my husband and I. My husband is a certified CPR and AED trainer and was impressed by the work of Gwyneth's Gift. Educating the public about CPR in order to save lives is vitally important and the more people that can be trained the more likely a trained individual will be available when someone is in need. I know that my gift went to training and not to overhead, which was important to us. Thanks for all you do for the community.