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Help-A-Heart program goal
We empower people to take action & save lives with basic CPR skills through a quick, hands-on experience with a CPR dummy & AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).
According to the American Heart Association’s 2018 report:
 
  • 25% of all deaths in the US are from cardiac arrest
  • Nearly 90% of the 356,000 annual, US, out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) are fatal
  • 68.5% OHCAs happen at home & 21% in a public setting
     
Survival rates triple when bystander CPR is promptly administered -- & further double when an AED is used before EMS crews arrive. Join one of our free, hands-on, Help-a-Heart CPR events to find out how easy it can be to save a life.
Why it matters
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Not just sharing info...

Hitting close to home...

 

Paddle4Good founder Max Montgomery dropped on the beach without a pulse after SUP surfing in Capitola, CA on Oct 21, 2017. Within seconds, his paddling companion (a highly-skilled doctor) realized the severity of the situation & started CPR. She also engaged a team of passersby to help and call 911. While his heart didn't restart until the 6th defibrillator shock in the ambulance, their quick action saved his life. The Help-a-Heart CPR program was created to empower people with the basic CPR skills so that others may be as lucky as Max & get a second chance at life.

Upcoming events
  • COVID19 schedule
    Since our Help-a-Heart CPR program is a practical, hands-on experience, it's on hold until the safety of our participants isn't a health concern.
     

Other dates & venues TBD.

FAQ
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Past events
  • July 21, 2018
    Capitola, CA
    @ the Pier-to-Pier
     

  • August 10 - 11, 2018 
    Manhattan, NY
    @ the SEAPaddleNYC
     

  • August 19, 2018
    Sausalito, CA
    @ Open Water Rowing
     

  • September 12, 2018
    Campbell, CA
    @ eBay Preparadness Faire
     

  • September 22 - 23, 2018
    Monterey, CA
    @ Monterey Beach Sports Fest
     

  • October 11, 2018
    Redwood City, CA
    Oracle Health Fair
     

  • October 16, 2018
    San Jose, CA
    Oracle Health Fair
     

  • November 17, 2018
    Redwood City, CA
    101 Surf Sports
     

  • December 1, 2018
    Palo Alto, CA
    AHA BLS Certification Course  ($25 fee for the AHA certificate)
     

  • December 8, 2018
    San Rafael, CA
    101 Surf Sports
     

  • January 27, 2019
    San Diego, CA
    @ the Hano Hano
     

  • Feb 2, 2019
    Redwood City, CA
    101 Surf Sports
     

  • March 16, 2019
    Palo Alto, CA
    AHA BLS Certification Course  ($25 fee for the AHA certificate)
     

  • March 29-31, 2019
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Santa Cruz Paddlefest
     

  • March 30, 2019
    Santa Cruz, CA
    SUP Film Fest
     

  • May 25, 2019
    Mt. Vew, CA
    PaddleTogether
     

  • Aug 3, 2019
    New York, NY
    SEAPaddleNYC
     

  • Sept 7, 2019
    Mt. View, CA
    PaddleTogether
     

  • Sept 8, 2019
    Mt. View, CA
    PaddleTogether

  • Oct 4, 2019
    Mt. View, CA
    Paddle4Together
     

  • Oct 12, 2019
    San Rafael, CA
    SUP Film Fest
     

  • Oct 13, 2019
    San Rafael, CA
    Battle of the Bay
     

  • Nov 25, 2019
    Maui, HI
    SUP Film Fest

Other dates & venues TBD.

2018 SEAPaddleNYC on Aug 11th in Manhattan, NY
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Resources
Pulsepoint AED
This *free* app helps you find an AED anywhere in the world.
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CPR certification organizations
If you're looking to get CPR certified - check if one of our AHA BLS certification classes works for you - or check these orgs:
 
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CPR songs
Keep the beat with the tune Stayin' Alive or check Spotify for the AHA CPR playlist for other songs at 100-120 bpm which are perfect for doing chest compressions.
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