My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, Wexford, PA, USA
I have been a part of the SCAF since its inception and I can personally attest to the good work they have done over the years.
I, myself, am a survivor of cardiac arrest, so I know the devastation that a victim experiences. The SCAF has been instrumental in my psychological recovery from an event that, at the age of 49, could have haunted me the rest of my life. My interaction with other survivors has given me a perspective that can't be gained in talking with anyone who has not gone through the experience. These conversations made me realize that, under doctor's care and with proper medication, I don't have to live in fear of the next incident.
Having worked with many other nonprofits, I know the importance of public awareness and fundraising in disease control. The SCAF has done a admirable job in both areas. Director Mary Newman is a dedicated and talented writer of grant proposals as well as a media-savvy leader in the process to let more people know that knowledge of the cause of cardiac arrest and the swift action of anyone at the scene, can save thousands of lives a year.
The people at the SCAF believe in what they do and know what they are doing. That is an unbeatable combination in the effort to save lives.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Mary has this organization running as smoothly as any I have seen. (And I have seen many.) Any changes would be counterproductive.
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