Thursday, April 19, 2012

How the Mikey Network Gives a Second Chance at Life

Every now and then, a good cause comes along that tugs at our heartstrings enough that we feel compelled to share it.  In this case, it's not only a great cause, but one that ultimately can affect anyone.

Yesterday afternoon, we had the pleasure and privilege of attending a Thank You Luncheon held by The Mikey Network, a not-for-profit organization that works to promote heart healthy lifestyles.

Through their MIKEY programs, the network is committed to placing MIKEY's (Automatic External Defibrillators) in high-risk locations to help people affected by sudden cardiac arrest.  The proper use of an AED unit can improve a victim's chance of survival by up to 50 percent.

With a focus on placing these units in locales where such equipment might otherwise be out-of-reach, the defibrillators can now be found in schools, libraries and GO stations in primarily in Southern Ontario as well as other parts of Canada and the U.S.

As part of their Mikey On Board program, all Two Men and a Truck Canada moving trucks were recently equipped with a MIKEY defibrillator - anytime you see one of their moving trucks on the road or in your neighbourhood, help is close by.  In addition, the Monarch Group also teamed up with the network recently to install MIKEY defibrillators in all of their condos - great news for tenants and visitors alike.

Because of The Mikey Network, 13 lives have been saved so far.  It's that many others who happen to be affected by sudden cardiac arrest will have their odds of survival improved, thanks to the network's incredible programs.

For more information on The Mikey Network or to find out how you can support the cause,  click here or watch the video below.