In A Heartbeat Monthly Newsletter – June 2024

June 17, 2024

Summer is quickly approaching! June 1-7 was National CPR/AED Awareness Week and we celebrated in a big way by attending the 4th Annual CPR/AED Rally & March in Washington D.C. The two-day event, hosted by sudden cardiac arrest survivor Ed Kosiec, brought together industry, nonprofits, survivors, families, and others passionate about saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest.

We also donated 7 more AEDS and have now donated a total of 369. The AED recipients were Southington HS (3 AEDS – Southington, CT), H&H Training & Nutrition (Wallingford, CT), Haddam-Killingworth Youth Lacrosse (Haddam/Killingworth, CT), Drexel Hamilton (New York, NY), and Moran Middle School (Wallingford, CT).

The AEDS donated to Southington High School were donated in memory of Assistant Girl’s Basketball Coach Bill Queen who passed away from sudden cardiac arrest on January 23, 2024 during a film session with his team. We were honored to join his wife, Patricia Queen for this donation.

The AED donated to Moran Middle School was donated in memory of Joseph “Jay” Mezei. Jay was a big supporter of In A Heartbeat and also an In A Heartbeat Hero Award winner for helping save the life of someone who collapsed at Moran during a pick up basketball game. We were honored to donate this AED with Jay’s family in his honor.

We hosted a Cardiac Screening Event at Cheshire HS in Cheshire, CT and provided close to 200 electrocardiograms (EKGS) to youth! We always urge parents to talk to their child’s physician about the possibility of getting an EKG. This quick, simple, painless test can help detect most heart diseases that cause sudden cardiac arrest.

You can support In A Heartbeat by purchasing A Big Heart, a memoir written by our President & Founder, Mike Papale. Click here to order your copy now! 15% of all proceeds will support our life saving mission.

Thank you for your continued support and for helping us SAVE LIVES from sudden cardiac arrest and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy!

– In A Heartbeat

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