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Review for SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the SADS organization for almost 4 years now. This will be the 4th event I have done with them. In the time I have worked with this group, I have seen the organization grow from something smaller to something larger. This growth has only increased their abilities to do what they say they are going to do. Raise awareness in the medical communities, educational facilities and around the communities who are impacted by this syndrome. Getting AED's out to critical places like schools and pools was the initial push, but educating doctors who give sports physicals and cardiologists has also been important. Harder, but critical to creating the awareness we need to not ignore critical signs. I have seen the group actively try to lower operating costs and manage the dollars they get as effectively as possible. I like to see this in Non profits because so many times I see abuse. Laura and the SADS group are careful on how they spend the dollars they get and if possible get matches and double or triple the dollars they get from the public through matches and grants. I hope to be involved with this group for some time and are grateful that the time I spend with them increases their ability to raise funds to meet their goals.

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

I have seen the impact this group has in working with families who have lost loved ones and now have an awareness that others in their families may have the syndrome. This groups exhibits a gereat deal of care and understanding.

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

Energy of the staff and volunteers and commitment to their goals.

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

Excellant and very aware of the impact they can have on the families who may be able to prevent something traumatic from happening. Prevention is far better than finding out after someone dies.

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

Spend less time fundraising and more time creating the education programs it needs to train people to watch for the signs and symptoms.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I am a climber who is participating in an event to raise awareness.