Bolt for the Heart has teamed up with The Indiana State Police in an unprecedented commitment that will benefit the entire community.
Indiana’s finest have been presented with an opportunity to receive life-saving devices as equipment, and they’re asking for help to do it.
“As we know around the United States, AEDs provide live-saving measures at the blink of an eye, so we’re proud to have these, and we’re excited to have these, because these devices help you, the person on the street,” says Sergeant Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police.
Equipping police officers with AEDs means that they can perform these life-saving techniques on people in need of medical attention, which is especially helpful if they’re the first ones on the scene.
Bolt for the Heart has already given 70 AEDs to state troopers, but they want all of Indiana’s patrol cars to have them.
So where do you come in? All you have to do is walk or run in their honor. Jamie Simpson, a local runner, is already doing this.
“You could be in the best of shape, and still end up with a heart attack or a problem, and the first one on the scene more than likely is going to be the police officer, and if he has this device in his vehicle and on him, he is going to helpfully administer life-saving procedures,” says Simpson.
“What we’re asking you to do is the runner and the walker, is we’re having a virtual 5k run through the months of November and December,” says Watts.
If you’re interested in signing up for the virtual 5k, visit: Bolt for the Heart.