Hilo Medical Center Foundation’s Be a Lifesaver Hawaii Program is pleased to announce our Partnership with Big Island Toyota Hilo and Kona.
As part of the Be a Lifesaver Hawai’i campaign effort, twenty (20) Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) will be donated by Big Island Toyota to Hawaii Island Non-profit organizations; each recipient organization will receive FREE life Saving by-stander chest compression only CPR and AED Training at the Non-profit’s facility as part of the AED donation. Deadline for submitting applications/nominations is close of business on October 15, 2016.
Winning Non-Profits will be notified no later than October 20, 2016 of their selection by the Be a Lifesaver Hawai’i committee and will be invited to attend a “Special AED Presentation” at the Big Island Toyota Main Showroom in Hilo on October 27, 2016.
Applications can be mailed or delivered in person to:
Big Island Toyota
811 Kanoelehua Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Attn: Calvin Koga – Giving Committee Chairperson
Please contact Lisa Rantz at (808) 932-3636 with any questions.
The Be a Lifesaver Hawai’i program was created in collaboration with Hawaii County Fire Department and the County of Hawaii to raise awareness surrounding sudden cardiac arrest on Hawai’i Island and to train the community in by-stander chest-compression-only CPR in an effort to increase survival rates on Hawai’i Island.
The Foundation is not only reaching out and training businesses, but non-profit and community organizations as well; including entities such as Hope Services, YMCA and UH Hilo. In April, mass chest-compression only demonstrations were held at UH Hilo and on center court at the Harlem Globetrotters game as part of an effort to inform the general public of the program and the free quarterly trainings that are available at Hilo Medical Center.
As part of this lifesaving effort, the Be a Lifesaver Hawai’i program donated 33 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Hawai’i County Police Department.
The Foundation is looking forward to all future trainings, as well as an Island wide treasure hunt to map out AEDs on Hawaii Island, in an effort to pin point areas of need.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 19, 2016