Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in North America. In fact, sudden cardiac arrest is truly a public health crisis. Unlike other health problems of this magnitude, however, sudden cardiac arrest is treatable. The cure for most cases of sudden cardiac arrest is immediate treatment with a defibrillator, a device that shocks the heart out of a fatal rhythm, allowing a normal, healthy rhythm to resume.
Unfortunately, although science and industry have developed a safe and effective cure that works, few victims of sudden cardiac arrest have quick access to this treatment. Why? Because many communities can not afford the equipment. As a result, in most communities, fewer than five percent of victims survive. In contrast, some communities with strong response systems have achieved survival rates of 30 to 50 percent and more.
The mission of our Post is to support all veterans and our community. Our city representative tells us that they need 7 defibrillators. Every donation, no matter how small, will help us reach our goal. Please help us strengthen our community by helping others.