Pinnacle Gives Joins Summit County's Generous Donors on Behalf of Starting Hearts

Frisco, Colorado 5/24, 2022 - Pinnacle Gives, the philanthropic arm of the Pinnacle Companies, has granted Starting Hearts a financial gift in the amount of $5,000 toward teaching Summit County school district children life-saving CPR and leadership skills. Their generous gift will allow for the training of over 1,000 school children in Starting Hearts’ Call.Push.Shock.™ curriculum. 

Jackie Christiansen, Starting Hearts Summit County Director stated, “We are thrilled to have Pinnacle Gives as a local donor to our organization. Because of their generous gift, we are able to continue our mission of training every student in CPR skills in the Summit County school system in 2022.”

Shannon Renner, of Pinnacle Gives stated, “We are so pleased to be able to partner with Starting Hearts. We love that they are teaching CPR skills in all Summit County schools and felt that this promoted confidence in the students and hopefully saves lives.” 

About Pinnacle Gives 
Pinnacle Gives was established in 2018 to support the needs in the local community and focuses on the following areas: Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Environment, Immigration, and Healthy Communities. We volunteer, do in-kind giving, as well as financial donations in Summit County. All of our employees are encouraged to participate. 

About Starting Hearts 
Starting Hearts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Avon, CO. Our mission is to save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest victims through free CPR and defibrillator education, widespread distribution of lifesaving defibrillators in public places, activation of citizen first responders, and broad stakeholder cooperation in the communities we serve. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is our nation’s leading cause of preventable death, with over 450,000 events annually and a dismal 10% survival rate. SCA can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. A person’s chance of survival decreases by 10% with every minute that passes without CPR or defibrillation and brain damage occurs in just four minutes; so, the quicker one can respond, the greater the victim’s chance of survival.