HILTON HEAD/BLUFFTON, SC - Over Memorial Day weekend, two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were stolen from the New River Linear Trail and Alljoy public dock. The public access defibrillation stations, where they were located, were also vandalized.
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are vital during Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) to increase the chance of survival and reduce the likelihood of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). During SCA with CPR alone the chance of survival stands at 9%, however with CPR and the use of an AED combined, this chance increases to over 50%.“In the world of real estate, we are all about building and supporting community... and hearing the story about the stolen AEDs showed an immediate opportunity to patch a senseless rip in the community fabric. There’s no telling exactly who is going to benefit from the AEDs - only that when they do, they will help save lives. What’s more important than that?!” said Chip Collins, Collins Group Realty Owner and Broker-in-Charge.
Please join Collins Group Realty raise the funds necessary to replace the stolen AEDs. Each defibrillator costs $1800, plus the repair costs to the defibrillation stations. The goal is to raise $4000 to replace both units. Every dollar donated makes a difference and goes directly towards saving lives.
There are two ways to donate: Visit Collins Group Realty’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CollinsGroupRealty/ and click on the AED GoFundMe campaign, or visit http://bit.ly/ReplaceAEDs. Donations are 100% tax deductible and go directly to Arrhythmia Alliance, a registered 501©(3) nonprofit organization.
More information about Arrhythmia Alliance (Stars Usa): Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) is a non-profit coalition of patients, caregivers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, policy makers, allied professionals and all those interested in or affected by cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders). A-A seeks to improve diagnosis, expand treatment and enhance quality of life for all those affected by cardiac arrhythmias. http://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/us/defibs-save-lives
About Collins Group Realty
Collins Group Realty is a leading real estate firm with offices in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Founded in 2002 by Chip Collins, the Group specializes in residential real estate sales in the Hilton Head, Bluffton and surrounding Beaufort/Jasper county areas, closing 2018 with $132 Million in sales.