Arrhythmia Alliance and The City of Hardeeville Partner for Hardeeville Fun Run For a Cause Fundraiser
Hardeeville, SC – August 20, 2017 – Hilton Head-based non-profit Arrhythmia Alliance and the City of Hardeeville have partnered to raise funds for new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in Hardeeville. The Hardeeville Fun Run for a Cause, with over 60 registered participants, was held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Hilton Head Lakes North.
Arrhythmia Alliance and the City of Hardeeville launched the Defibs Save Lives #HardeevilleHeartsMatter campaign late last year. The initial goal of this campaign was to equip 26 Hardeeville Police Department and Fire Department vehicles to make the City of Hardeeville HeartSafe.
Trudie Lobban MBE, CEO and Founder of Arrhythmia Alliance, states, “We are thrilled that the City of Hardeeville has continued its partnership with us to promote the Arrhythmia Alliance Defibs Save Lives #HardeevilleHeartsMatter campaign. Just last year, we launched this campaign in order to equip all active police and fire vehicles with AEDs. It is wonderful to have the support of the City of Hardeeville and Mayor Harry Williams for this great campaign as it continues to grow.”
City of Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams, a survivor of SCA, says “As a survivor who stopped breathing and CPR failed to revive, I am truly an example of being saved because an AED was on site at the Sun City softball field. An awareness program was initiated to inform the residents of the location and use of the machines and that may save another life one day. To have an AED unit in the possession of every first responder is so important especially in a region with so many seniors.”
If you would like an interview with Arrhythmia Alliance Founder Trudie Lobban MBE, or more information about the organization, please contact trudie[at]heartrhythmalliance.org or call 843-415-1886.
To get involved in fundraising for the placement of an AED or to donate, please contact j.dismond[at]heartrhythmalliance.org.