A simple goal: Doubling Cardiac Arrest Survival in Michigan by 2020

The Kellogg Family Foundation is proud to partner with SaveMiHeart to offer educational opportunities in Livingston County through the generous donation of $5,000 to sponsor the first annual “Save Michigan Heart” Conference, held April 25, 2016, at the Livingston County Public Safety Complex in Howell, Michigan.

 Doctors, EMTs, Nurses, and Paramedics all attended the conference, which focuses on Southern Michigan leaders in Cardiac support.  

This is the next step in the Kellogg Family Foundation’s program;  it kicked off at Howell Public Schools through LESA with the “Save One Life” program which is the first of its kind anywhere. As noted by Mr. John Cauley of the Michigan Red Cross, "other groups showed interest, nationally mirroring our “Save One Life” program,” and Tim Jackson, LESA Superintendent, informed us of possible congressional bills in Michigan being introduced to mandate the Livingston County “Save One Life”* program be taught statewide, and now, here is proof of these statements.

Dr. Thomas M. Kellogg Chairman of the Kellogg Family Foundation expressed gratitude to all to the conference participants and administrators for their enthusiasm and passion. He relayed facts stated by Livingston County EMS and 911 Director Emergency Management Coordinator, Jeffrey R Boyd:

"Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, doubles a victim’s chances of survival. Approximately 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.

If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 to 10 percent for every minute of delay, until defibrillation. The importance of this program is tremendous! We will most likely save many lives!”

“Save One Life” Program 

The June and Edward Kellogg Foundation is providing a four-year CPR training program for all students, coaches, teachers throughout Livingston county.  The students are proud of to be part of a movement that began in their own school and will soon be nationwide. “Save One Life” provides all mannequins, training manuals, manpower, and Red Cross supplies to each school. This pilot program is sponsored by Kellogg Family Foundation and is being followed closely nationwide.

  • Most first “on the scene” candidates for life-saving CPR are High School kids!
  • Most High School Kids are not CPR trained!
  • 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
  • 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.