Saturday December 16 1:50 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Join us Virtually for our Annual Bolt for the Heart Family 5k a Run/ Walk; 100% of the Proceeds to buy AEDs for ISP Patrol Cars

11/20/2017 - 23:00
12/31/2017 - 23:59
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An AED is a portable Automated External Defibrillator used to restart someone’s heart in the event of sudden Cardiac arrest (SCA). Each year sudden cardiac arrest kills 335,000 people of all ages and fitness levels without warning. Ninety five percent of those who suffer from SCA 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 5 minutes, the AHA estimates that at least 40,000 more lives per year could be saved. Calling 911 and performing CPR are not enough. Most victims need an electric shock called defibrillation to restore the heart to a regular rhythm. By placing these devices in the hands of first responders and trained individuals in public locations we are increasing their chance of survival.

Again this year, BFTH is offering everyone to participate in a virtual race that can be completed anywhere and on your time schedule. Visit website here: http://boltfortheheart.com/events/virtual-race-5k/.

Racing began November 1st and runs through the end of December. Entries are $20.00 and include a 2017 Custom Finisher Medal and Commemorative Race Bib.

An AED is a portable Automated External Defibrillator used to restart someone’s heart in the event of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Each year sudden cardiac arrest kills 335,000 people of all ages and fitness levels without warning. Ninety five percent of those who suffer from SCA 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 5 minutes, the AHA estimates that at least 40,000 more lives per year could be saved. Calling 911 and performing CPR are not enough. Most victims need an electric shock called defibrillation to restore the heart to a regular rhythm. By placing these devices in the hands of first responders and trained individuals in public locations we are increasing their chance of survival.