Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Legendary Success..

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Quinn Driscoll Foundation Board of Directors I would like to extend a warm and gracious thank you for your support at our second annual Legends event. Once again the evening far exceeded our expectations proving our community (and extended community) is dedicated to protecting our greatest assets against sudden cardiac arrest, our children

With your gracious support, we raised nearly $70,000 in total receipts for the event including ticket sales, sponsorships, donations and purchases. After expenses, over $50,000 will be put back into our local area for cardiac screenings, awareness programs and grants for automated external defibrillators (AED). That is a 67% increase in giving! Those funds will be put back into our community through screenings, educational programs as life-saving automated external defibrillators.

In addition to the Legends event, we would like to acknowledge (2) outstanding efforts by friends of the QDF; Ben O’Connor and the ownership/staff at Salon Deluge. Through Ben’s efforts of growing a mustache for the month of March, he raised nearly $3500 in pledges for those who wanted to see him in a mustache! Not to be outdone, Salon Deluge in Vancouver hosted a cut-a-thon and raised $1000 for the QDF! Words cannot express our gratitude.

We would also like to thank our honorary legends; Bill Schonely, Bo Kimble, Kayla Burt and Keilea Swearingen. You all made the evening an amazing success. Moreover, to our hundreds of volunteers who help us day in and day out, without you, we could not accomplish our goals. Thank you.

We are looking forward to continuing our mission head-on in 2012 and are dedicated to representing your gracious support with honor. We at the Quinn Driscoll Foundation and with our valued partners at Peace Health Southwest Medical Heart and Vascular are planning added screenings across SW Washington and assisting those in other areas with our learning’s. Moreover, we look to extend our reach providing schools and other community focused organizations funds for the purchase of AED’s.

However encouraged about our upcoming year, I would be remiss in not mentioning our namesake Quinn and the thousands of lost legends. In their honor and memory, please remember these important points:

- Understand the symptoms of cardiac issues
- Know your family health history and communicate with your family physician
- Get CPR/AED certified
- Promote routine cardiac screenings in our most valuable assets, our children

Every child deserves to be legend!

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