LETS DO IT!
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the number 1 killer in America, claiming up to 450,000 deaths annually. Approximately 7,000 to 10,000 are our children. Many people are unaware of this and the fact that automated external defibrillators (AED) increase the chance of surviving SCA as high as 90%.
Recent news reports claim two political candidates quickly raised 104 million in campaign contributions. That’s equal to 2,080 AEDS per STATE (104,000 AEDs divided by 50) and more than enough to have at least ONE in every public school!
According to the federal National Center for Educational Statistics, there are 98,817 public schools in the United States as of 2009-2010.
Consider not only the money, but the time we spend learning about politicians and political analysis on a daily basis, not to mention the vast news coverage this gets.
One would hope that, upon becoming aware about SCA/AED, people would be compelled to share some of their campaign donations with a proactive life saving mission. Political campaigns are seasonal, but SCA is ongoing 24/7. Your candidate may not even win, yet there is up to a 90% chance your life will be saved if an AED is present. This way, people would have a second chance to make political contributions and make it to the polls. Many would even be afforded a chance to be a first time voter. In less time than it takes listening to a political analyst, people can have their hearts analyzed by an AED and afforded another day to watch the news.
This is why proactive ideologies from all aspects of the Internet, media, social media and grassroots fronts are vital. Part of the Alliance’s urgent mission is, “ With your help, we can get at least one AED in every public school by 2014.!”