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Cardiac Ready Communities

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 The North Dakota EMS Foundation 


We are excited that the North Dakota EMS Foundation was selected to participate in Giving Hearts Day on February 13, 2020.   This day of giving was launched in 2008 by the Dakota Medical and Impact Foundations, raising 13.2 million in 2018 for non-profits in the region/state.  What a wonderful opportunity to increase public exposure of the EMS Foundation and raise funds to support Cardiac Ready Communities.

Cardiac Ready Communities turn neighbors into lifesavers.   Community CPR training, Automatic External Defibulator or AED placement and education on what to do in an emergency are three of the program’s components. 

More than 400,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest each year outside a hospital setting.  Almost all of these incidences are fatal without immediate CPR.  Even more disturbing, less than half of people who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest receive CPR from a bystander.  Not nearly enough people know or feel confident enough to step up in an emergency situation in their community. 

This is why we need your help now.  Your commitment can mean more funding to support local EMS agencies to purchase replacement AED pads and batteries.

You can be a catalyst to encourage giving/support of Cardiac Ready Communities by giving a gift or pledge now to the ND EMS Foundation for Giving Hearts Day.   Gifts of any amount is appreciated.  

Every organization that is selected to participate in Giving Hearts Day is required to raise $4,000 (or more) in match gifts prior to February 1.  A “match” is an amount pledged or given on the condition that it is matched by what is raised on Giving Hearts Day.  

Contact Corrie Geurts at 701-221-0567 or email at

The North Dakota EMS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1622 E. Interstate Ave, Bismarck ND 58503

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