Thank you for Helping Support Andrew’s Legacy
For the 4rd year in a row, we we made #SmileCookies at the Thamesford Tim Hortons location. With your purchases we have raised money to place Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) in public spaces.
Final numbers will be released shortly.
WHAT DO WE DO?
A charity devoted to placing AED’s in the community sports fields & schools. Raising awareness of life-saving CPR and operation of AED in case of a sudden cardiac arrest, in memory of Andrew Stoddart.
WHAT IS AN AED?
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try and restore a normal rhythm.
WHAT IS SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain & other vital organs.
SCA usually causes death if not treated within minutes. The window of opportunity for using an AED is small defibrillation is more successful if performed within 5 minutes of the SCA. The chances of survival decrease 7-10% with every minute that passes after the arrest.
ALL TVDSB SCHOOLS ARE NOW #HEARTSAFE.
Andrew’s Legacy has donated 63 UNITS, including TIM HORTONS in Thamesford!!!
Our Goal: To make all public spaces ‘heart safe’ by having an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) available on site, wherever a fire extinguisher currently exists. Make a donation to save lives.