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Help Put An AED In Every State Police Patrol Car
Updated November 7, 2017 3:22 AM
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(EVANSVILLE) - Are you looking for a fun way to get some exercise and help put an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in all the patrol cars at the Evansville District? The 5K run is self-paced and is a great reason to put down the electronics and do something fun as a family while supporting a worthy cause that could save a life.

If running "isn't your thing," you can still help out by making a donation of any amount to Bolt for the Heart. All funds raised from the run or donated will go towards the purchase of additional AED's. You can simply click on the link https://boltfortheheart.com/ to donate.

Lieutenant Brian Bailey, commander of the Evansville District commented, "We are grateful for the partnership with Bolt for the Heart and appreciate the community support to help raise funds for this life saving equipment." Lt. Bailey concluded, "We know everyone has busy schedules, so if you can't join us on the run date, we hope you'll consider a donation of any amount to help reach our goal."

Participating is as easy as signing up to be a part of our 5K Family Fun Run. To register, simply visit the Bolt for the Heart website at https://boltfortheheart.com/events/virtual-race-5k/ and signup. A $20 entry fee will include a 2017 Custom Finisher Medal and Commemorative Race Bib. The official event will take place on Thursday, November 23, in Carmel, IN. If you can't join us in person on Thanksgiving morning in Carmel, please consider supporting the Bolt for the Heart organization through the Virtual Race option. Sign up now, we'll ship you the Finisher Medal and Commemorative Race Bib along with any optional apparel items you select. Then complete your run on your own, anytime, anywhere and submit your results on the Bolt for the Heart website.

Since partnering with the Indiana State Police, Bolt for the Heart has purchased more than 200 AED units. As a goal for 2017, Bolt for the Heart wants to raise $300,000, which would purchase 250 additional AED's to be deployed with troopers statewide.

More about Bolt for the Heart

Bolt for the Heart is a non-profit organization serving Indiana. Heart Reach Carmel was established in 2010 by Pierre Twer and friends and is an extension of Heart Reach Michiana which was founded by Dr. Walt Halloran and friends in 2004. Heart Reach was established to keep monies raised locally to stay locally and impact the community close to home.

More about AED's

An AED is a portable Automated External Defibrillator used to restart someone's heart in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. Each year sudden cardiac arrests kills 335,000 people of all ages and fitness level without warning. Ninety five percent of those who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest die because CPR and defibrillation usually occur too late, if at all.

If the first person on the scene knew CPR and applied an Automated External Defibrillator within five minutes, the American Heart Association estimates that at least 40,000 more lives per year could be saved.



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