Last year, SoutheastHEALTH Ambassadors, a volunteer board for the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation, collaborated with the Cape Girardeau Fire Department to raise money for heart health awareness. They covered the cost of scales and pedometers for heart patients last year through Southeast Hospital’s Heartstrong Fund.
This year, they raised money to distribute 10 automated external defibrillators and CPR kits to non-profits.
Development Officer Whitney Quick says SoutheastHEALTH believes it's important that people who are trained to save lives have the resources to do so.
“With more AED’s, and heart disease being the number one killer in the United States,” says Whitney, “hopefully we can have a hand in helping save someone's life.”
The kits, along with training, will be distributed this fall, and on an application basis.
To apply, access the Foundation's website here: https://www.sehealth.org/foundation/aed-request
Editor's Note: A previous version incorrectly stated they distributed 10 automated external defibrillators and CPR kits to nonprofits and local businesses. It's just for nonprofits.