Saving Lives Initiative

Updated:Oct 15,2012
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In the event of a cardiac arrest emergency, it is critical to a victim’s survival for bystanders to act quickly.  Unfortunately, if a victim does not receive care within six minutes, it is often times too late.  Less than 5% of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive because the vast majority of people who witness the arrest do not know how to perform CPR.

The American Heart Association has partnered with Centura Health, Exempla Healthcare and Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company to empower people to take action in order to increase the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims in our community.  Key components of this initiative include a series of “Lunch and Learns”, community events, and CPR& AED trainings that will lead up to the mass community CPR training in April of 2011.  Through this initiative, we hope to train more than 5,000 individuals in CPR and AED use.

Pledge to Learn CPR in 2011-2012
As part of the Saving Lives Initiative we are asking the Denver community to pledge to be trained in CPR over the next year. Whether that is through an employer, by joining us at one of our community events, finding a CPR Training center near you, or by attending our Mass CPR Training Event on  March 24th--we are asking our community to join together and pledge to save more lives.  You can pledge to learn CPR in 2011-2012 by visiting us on facebook at or by visiting our booth at any of the community events we are participating in.

Take the CPR Pledge!

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CPR image-heartsaverHeartsaver Hero Award
The American Heart Association in Denver and Great West Life & Annuity Insurance Company have teamed up to honor those in our community that have performed CPR and/or used an AED to help save the life of a fellow citizen that went into sudden cardiac arrest. To nominate someone for this award, please click the link below, download the form, fill it out, and email to Sara Tobin at 

Heartsaver Hero Award

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