To accomplish our goals, there is a need for generosity and the support of both our local communities and communities around our nation. As a sponsor for the Foundation, you become part of the impact by helping us save the life of someone suffering from cardiac arrest while furthering our mission to create a Culture of Action.
While we are fortunate to have excellent First Responders, on average, the most rapid response is six minutes in the Fredericksburg area. The brain of an individual suffering an out-of-hospital cardiac event begins to lose function after 4-6 minutes, at a rate of 10% per minute – assuming there are no pre-existing or compounding health issues.
Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation is one of few nonprofits in the Commonwealth that provides Hands-Only CPR and AED training for free. We also procure and gift community organizations and businesses with opportunities to place AEDs. When bystanders are trained in Hands-Only CPR and given the confidence to act quickly, the response can begin within 1-2 minutes, drastically increasing the chance of survival and cognitive recovery.
When you donate to Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, 100% of your donation goes directly into our community programs. Our sponsors make it possible for us to train individuals in life-saving skills, educate the public on the importance of Hands-Only CPR, and place additional AEDs in the community and across the Commonwealth.