The AED Advantage Heart Starters team participated once again in the annual Heart and Stroke Big Bike ride! We were proud to raise money for the Heart and Stroke's mission to significantly improve the health of all Canadians by investing in life-saving research; advocating for healthier communities; and providing support for survivors of heart disease and stroke as well as their families and caregivers.
It was a cool morning but once the bike got moving it sure warmed everyone up! We had a great time, and want to thank the Heart and Stroke for having us once again, all of our riders that came out to help us pedal, and a special thanks to our very own survivors Rodney and Vincent for making it out! Their presence makes the work we do have so much more meaning and pride.
And finally some pictures of the fun we had!
A new story at CBC.ca is highlighting an upcoming test program in Renfrew County, Ontario, to have drones equipped with AEDs ready to be flown to the scene of a cardiac arrest in rural areas. We all know that every minute counts when it comes to surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and the potential that drones have of arriving ahead of an ambulance with a defibrillator for the First Responders opens the possibility of shaving minutes off of the time to defibrillation.
(Photo cred. Ashley Burke/CBC)