State Farm grant application submitted for $98,500!Oct 02 2009
Kick Start My Heart has partnered with other local foundations to submit a grant application aimed at raising awareness and education of Sudden Arrhythmia Deaths (SADs) and Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth. The grant is headed by 17 year old Brittan Sutphin, whose life was saved by an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) after she suffered a seizure while swimming December 2008. Please check out the Documents page to review two media articles regarding Brittan!
The grant is made available through the State Farm Youth Advisory Board for youth directed service learning action and sponsored by State Farm Insurance who "believe that the success of the future lies in the youth of today". As such, the joint project, named Youth Battling Sudden Arrhythmia Deaths (YBSAD or Why Be Sad), will promote, fund and facilitate youth heart screening programs and AED placement throughout the state of Colorado.
The project team comprising Brittan Sutphin, Kick Start My Heart, the Daniel J. Linger Memorial Fund and the Anthony Bates Foundation will receive feedback on the grant application status early in 2010.