With more than 32,000 of you enjoying one of 206 parkruns around Australia EVERY Saturday morning, and almost 420,000 runners and walkers registered, parkrun has become, without question the largest, most significant and game-changing running community in Australia.
However, with this huge growth comes the associated growing pains, one of these being the provision of the appropriate first aid at our events. We want parkrun to be the safest possible environment for your community to get together and exercise however we have identified that, as things currently stand, only a small percentage of our events have easy access to a defibrillator. As such we’ve made it our goal to change that.
So we’ve teamed up with:
All with a single goal in mind -
Why is a defib important?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) knows no boundaries. No matter where or when SCA strikes, early use of a defibrillator can help save lives. In Australia, approximately 30,000 people sustain cardiac arrest outside hospital and are treated by emergency medical services (EMS) each year (575 Australian’s every week):
How can you help?
CLICK HERE and you will be taken to our Australian Sports Foundation ‘Defibs 4 parkrun‘ fundraising page. All of your donations will be tax deductible. Please give what you can today for the safety of all parkrunners in the future.
Remember to share your support using #Defibs4parkrun
Thank you in advance for your support.
Tim Oberg – CEO parkrun Australia
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