"Each year 4,000 children and young people die suddenly due to cardiac problems. Most of these deaths are preventable."
More people in the U.S. have a life-threatening cardiac disorder, which is often undetected, than the number of people with childhood leukemia.
The SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes, sads.org) Foundation recommends Automated External Defibrillators) be present at sporting events, community centers, and public facilities.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that bystander use of AED before EMS arrival increases the odds of survival by 80%. Many lost lives could have been saved with easy on-site access to an AED.
What can you do?
Plymouth Little League is in support of raising funds to purchase an AED for the East Plymouth Valley Park fields. Please donate money at the snack stand, beef and beer, or at the designated tables during play offs and closing day in the designated jars.
We need to raise $1500 to purchase one AED. If every players' family gave even the smallest donation, we could achieve this goal in time for Fall Ball!
Please remember Plymouth Little League is a non-profit organization, therefore, your donations are tax deductible! Donations over $100 will be recognized on a sign in the snack bar, in e-blast, and on closing day!
Let's protect our players, their parents, grandparents, coaches and friends! Please donate at your next visit to East Plymouth Valley Park!
Please contact Stephanie Felgoise at Stephanie.email@example.com to donate directly or for any questions.
Enjoy your summer!