Co-leader Christian Woelfel
The Northeast Massachusetts Chapter was established to help address the widespread problems of cardiovascular disease that has afflicted many in this region of the state. We were inspired to take steps to prevent sudden cardiac death when Michael's mother suffered a massive myocardial infarction in July of 2001. Thanks to a quick use of a defibrillator, she was shocked seven times and miraculously was able to survive. Unfortunately, we have heard countless stories about others who have not been so lucky. Therefore, we have founded our organization to increase awareness to prevent this tragedy. Our chapter will also be committed to installing defibrillators in local areas which do not currently have AEDs. Among the locations that urgently need AEDs, we plan on using our fundraising to donate the devices to places of worship and schools. Additionally, we are gearing to work with public schools to instill the importance of bystander action such as CPR. We remain optimistic about the potential of organization and we are eager to have an impact in our communities. Offers from local paramedics to assist us has furthered our enthusiasm. Any comments or suggestions are fully welcomed as we strive towards our goal.
Our First Annual Seven Shocks Golf Tournament was a huge success! Thanks to the participation of our golfers and the considerate donations from our hole sponsors, this event made great strides for preventing sudden cardiac death in our community. We raised over $3,200 during this day of enjoyable competition, making this our most effective fund raiser to date. Our chapter looks forward to placing numerous AEDs with this money in the coming few months. Stay tuned for more!
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NE Massachusets Chapter Donates AED to Nazareth Academy of Wakefield, February 2, 2012.
We would like to graciously thank our generous donors who contributed to the success of our first two fundraiser! The Texas Roadhouse raffle and dinner was hugely successful, with our chapter receiving close to $1000. Our event was very well attended and we were able to publicize our chapter for the first time in history. The two week Yankle Candle fundraiser was also very well received, with over $1950 ordered. We will be receiving 40% of that profit which means we are are another step closer to placing an AED (or two)! Our chapter is having a great start and we eargerly aniticipate our first AED donation.
Texas Roadhouse Raffle Pictures
Thank you to the following generous 2011 sponsors who have helped us purchase 3 AEDs!
Texas Roadhouse of Danvers