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"Let the Beat Go On...."

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by CCL"Babe" CCL"Babe", BSN, RN (Member)

CCL"Babe" has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pre hospital, ED, Cath Lab, Case Manager.

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My husband is involved with this worthy cause. "Let the Beat Go On...." Getting AEDs into public places - particularily schools.

If you are an American Express card holder you can log on and vote for special projects. The winner will receive up to 5 million dollars from American Express. For every one who logs on they will add 1 dollar to the prize.

Please log on http://www.membersproject.com/intro.htm and vote for project 2724

July 3rd is the first day to vote - that will yield the top 50 project ideas. July 17th's vote determines the top 25. July 24th's vote gets to the top 5.

Project Description:

More that 350,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year in the United States, including 7,000 to 10,000 children. If the public was educated about the frequency of SCA and if automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were available and accessible in schools, athletic events and public places, many lives could be saved by lay rescuers. This member-project would provide public education on SCA, provide CPR/AED training and management of this program and also allow AEDs to be purchased and deployed in schools, athletic facilities and public places through a "Let the Beat Go On" initiative in each state. It would also allow hundreds of communities to become "heartsafe" and thousands of iives would be saved. It would also encourage the establishment of more state and community programs across the country by buildng SCA awareness through this membership program. "Let the Beat Go On...."

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CCL"Babe" has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pre hospital, ED, Cath Lab, Case Manager.

234 Posts; 4,365 Profile Views

Rachel Moyer is sponsoring this project. Racheal lost her 17 year old son to sudden death while playing basketball at school. The school did not have an AED which could have saved his life. ( http://www.gregmoyer.com) Within three days of his death she raised enough money to put an AED in his school. She hasn't stopped since. She travels all over the country raising money to put AEDs in public places. She has helped to start an organization called Parent Heart Watch which does a number of things. It helps to raise the public's awareness of sudden death in children. Screen for potential problems that could lead to sudden death in children. Place AEDs where children can be found- schools, playing fields, gyms, etc. (http://www.parentheartwatch.org)

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