STARS celebrates 25 years
Monday 3rd - Sunday 9th June
THANK YOU to everyone who showed their support for
Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week.
Arrhythmia Alliance's (A-A) mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for all those affected by arrhythmias. A-A works alongside it’s two sister charities; AF Association and STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures) to promote the importance of regular pulse checks (www.knowyourpulse.org/usa) and encourage the placement of publicly accessible life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) (www.defibssavelives.org/usa).
World Heart Rhythm Week 2019 kicked off its first free “Know Your Pulse” event at Hilton Head Island Branch Library. Participants received free pulse checks, educational resources and complimentary cupcake coupons from Sweet Carolina Cupcakes located in the Coligny Plaza Shopping Center. We distributed dozens of educational resources and conducted a total of 17 pulse screenings that helped to raise awareness of the symptoms of heart arrhythmia. Many thanks to everyone that stopped by our table including Mr. Bojangles the Golden Retriever!
The Coligny Beach free “Know Your Pulse” event was a huge success with a total of 26 pulse checks and distribution of water, koozies, pens, coupons and educational resources. Each participant was made aware of the importance of World Heart Rhythm Week and spreading the word in regards to arrhythmias. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors Piggly Wiggly, Sweet Carolina Cupcakes and Rita’s Italian Ice for helping us encourage others to be apart of our #knowyourpulse campaign.
The aim of World Heart Rhythm Week is to raise awareness of the symptoms of heart arrhythmia in both the general public and medical profession. As we extended our reaching into the medical population, we were able to educate healthcare professionals and patients at Hilton Head Hospital about arrhythmias and the importance of checking your pulse. We were able to complete 18 pulse checks and distribute 50 resources. Each pulse check participant received a complimentary cupcake coupon from Sweet Carolina Cupcakes.
We closed out Arrhythmia Alliance’s World Heart Rhythm Week with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals for our “Heart to Heart” Game Night. Our games centered around heart-related trivia facts. Participants were grouped into teams and given a variety of questions that helped to increase their knowledge in regards to matters of the heart. We were able to complete over 26 pulse checks, distribute informative resources and educate young professionals about the importance of World Heart Rhythm Week. Many thanks to the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals for their partnership in making this night a success!
To everyone who attended our events, participated in our Arrhythmia Alliance - World Heart Rhythm Week awareness activities, shared our messages and posts and showed support THANK YOU! We appreciate all of your support and hope that the week provided valuable information and resources to all those who are directly affected by arrhythmias.
To all of our followers, patients, supporters and connected medical professionals - WE HEAR(T) YOU