WHAT WE DO
Sudden cardiac arrest happens to anyone, anywhere, at any time during life, affecting 350,000 people outside the hospital setting every year.
Given the fact that the current survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest is less than 10%, we wholeheartedly believe that preparation can be the difference between life and death.
Our mission is to bring free and equitable access to CPR and AED education to all communities with a specific dedication to those communities most adversely affected by cardiac arrest due to race, ethnicity, primary language, or access to healthcare education.
We were founded with the vision of establishing an Annual CPR and AED Education Day. Each year, we will provide free chest-compression only CPR and AED education to the public using public facilities.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Compress & Shock Foundation is dedicated to providing CPR and AED training to ALL members of the public and focuses on eliminating common barriers associated with bystander intervention.
We are committed to reducing socioeconomic and geographical inequality in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival. This involves a strong commitment to educating and engaging all communities with an emphasis on low resource areas and marginalized communities.
We believe everyone deserves a chance to survive cardiac arrest.