Our mission is simple—join us to make a difference.
To provide a platform for citizens, supporters, and community stakeholders to improve outcomes for sudden cardiac arrest victims through empowering education, widespread distribution of defibrillators in public locations, and activation of citizen first responders to confidently and capably provide early care when needed. Learn more and get involved.
Our Impact This Year
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Save Rate - over 3x the national average
Defibrillators Owned and Managed
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Join one of our monthly open classes to become CPR certified or renew your current certification.
A Heartfelt Goodbye to Dr. Morton Mower
Starting Hearts has lost a dear friend and a much loved Vail Valley community icon. As the co-inventor of the Automatic Implantable Defibrillator, his invention helps countless heart patients enjoy longer and healthier lives. Dr. Mower was an esteemed Advisory Board member and played a big part of our SH family. He will be sorely missed. Read and view more about him here: Dr. Morton Mower's Dedication to Life
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs most frequently in the home but AEDs aren’t yet common even in homes with individuals at increased sudden cardiac arrest risk.
With proper training and a well-communicated response plan, families may benefit a home AED and enjoy greater peace of mind knowing that a life-saving piece of technology is at the ready
What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Learn the Facts
February is American Heart Month and time to be prepared to help in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.