Michigan school raises AED funds in memory of Wes Leonard

Fennville High School in Fennville, Mich., hosted its 4th annual “Never Forgotten” game on Jan. 30 in memory of Wes Leonard. A member of the Fennville Blackhawks basketball team, Leonard, suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a game in 2011. He collapsed just moments after making the game-winning overtime shot that gave the Blackhawks a 20-0 season. […]

Spirit of St. Louis: City’s AED Program Continues to Shine

St. Louis Lifesaving Foundation logo

Over the past decade, the city known as the “Gateway to the West” has earned another moniker: heart safe. That’s because St. Louis’s (Mo.) Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program, one of the largest PAD programs in the United States, has placed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in city offices and buildings including the St. Louis public […]

US Lacrosse takes stand against SCA by providing AED grants to 33 organizations

Lacrosse AED grants

Since 2007 US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men’s, women’s, and youth lacrosse, has partnered with Cardiac Science to provide grants to help lacrosse organizations purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Grants totaling $16,000 were presented to 33 organizations in 21 states in 2014. “Having an AED on hand protects not just the players but coaches and spectators,” […]

AED legislation, awareness increases foundation’s reach in New Jersey

Back in March 2014; police in Newton, N.J., responded to a report than a man had been found in a high-rise apartment building, unconscious and with no pulse. The person who reported the incident began CPR, and officers arrived to take over within two minutes. They continued CPR and then pulled out their AED. The […]

Cardiac Science Powerheart® is the 100th AED donated by AtlantiCare Heart Heroes

AtlantiCare Foundation presented a Cardiac Science automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Boardwalk Ambassadors on July 23, 2013, on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The AED was the 100th AED donation that AtlantiCare has made since 2002 through the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program. “When your […]