Tag: American Heart Association

“5 years ago, August 23, 2007, is the day I had my open-heart surgery. I remember as if it were yesterday. More healthy, healing, positive energy from family and friends was sent my way that day than anyone ever deserved. I would imagine all survivors can relate to how I feel. I’m more alive today than I’ve ever been. So many blessings and good fortune have come my way.  Everyday, I make it my goal to give back to others. Each day presents new challenges and obstacles but I do my best. Never take life or good health for granted. Everyday is the greatest day of my life.” I love you TT.” – Keith

If you could tell your legislators just one thing about Heart Disease, What would you tell them?

Like I say, “I Hate Heart Disease”. Good man, Good life. RIP Mr. Clark. I’ll think of you every time the Ball drops. K

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Dick Clark Dies: TV Legend Dead At 82

Here is your chance to tell your legislators and others that you proudly support having CPR a required graduation credential for all high school students. To help, go to becprsmart.org

I strongly believe that we need to have as many potential “First Responders” as we can. This is an excellent opportunity to do so. What are your thoughts? Keith

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Mass CPR Training event in Denver today.  Hundreds of men and women showed up today ranging from High School students to Senior Citizens to be trained in Hands Only CPR.  Training took place every hour on the hour at East High School.  We had over 50 trainers and the American Heart Association did a great job putting it all together.  Dozens of vendors also gave out important health information.  We heard from several Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors as they shared their stories of how quick action by a bystander and CPR and AED use saved their lives. K

This afternoon we held our annual Heart Walk Kick-Off Party for the  American Heart Association – Denver at Sports Authority Field (Bronco Stadium) in the Visitors Locker Room. It was a wonderful team building and strategy meeting.  We heard from a Stroke Survivor, got fired-up with a Zumba Team, and heard how last years top fund raisers motivated their friends, family and co-workers to donate to the mission. We were even allowed to go on the field. This years Denver Heart Walk is June 2.  Feel free to email me for more details.  Keith

Saturday, March 24. East High School Denver. Last year 1600 trained… this year we expect over 2000. Saving lives by teaching one person at a time. Anyone can do it. It’s so easy to learn. If your near Denver just show up for an hour and we’ll show you how. Keith

This bill failed in committee for several reasons.  I was able to testify in favor of the bill, but we were faced with some unexpected issues.  We’ll try again next year.

CPR in Schools: SB 98 would incorporate CPR training into high school curriculum. CPR and AEDs are tools that can save a life when sudden cardiac arrest occurs. We want everyone to be trained in CPR so they can be a lifesaver in case of an emergency. SB 98 would help train and entire generation of heroes by teaching CPR to all students in high school.

Alive…. because someone knew CPR

Coming Up In Committee In The Colorado Capitol.

Trans-fat in Schools: SB 68 would create healthier school meals by removing trans-fats from school cafeterias. Trans-fats increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Healthier kids are more alert and learn better in the classroom. This bill will help reduce childhood obesity and create better students.