Save a Life in an Instant-Gram Challenge: Saving a Life in the Time it Takes to Open an Instagram Account

NEWTOWN, Pa. - Feb. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- On Valentine’s Day the heart is front and foremost on people’s minds.  It is also a day where you remind your loved ones of how much they mean to you; but do you know what to do if a loved one’s heart stops working due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?  Simon’s Fund does.

To show the world just how easy it is to use an AED, which does not require experience or training, Simon’s Fund has created a fun and informative video called “Save a Life in an Instant-Gram Challenge”.

In this video Central Bucks South High School junior Jack Gallagher attempts to set up and use a HeartSine samaritan® PAD Trainer before Assistant Principal Todd Bauer opens an Instagram account on his smartphone.

Refereed by Philadelphia sports commentator Michael Barkann, the challenge demonstrates the simplicity of setting up and using a HeartSine AED.

Says Darren Sudman, co-founder of Simon’s Fund: “We had a lot of fun making this video and are excited with the results.  Millions of people are familiar with the process of opening an Instagram account so hopefully this will encourage them to become familiar with the process of using an AED as well.”

“I am impressed with the creative way Simon’s Fund shows the ease of use of our AED,” says Stephen Garrett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for HeartSine.  “We hope comparing the use of an AED to performing a task as simple as setting up an Instagram account will reduce the fear people have of using these devices.”

Watch the video and learn for yourself by visiting Simon’s Fund You Tube channel.

About SCA

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, causing blood to stop flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes.CPR alone will not restart the heart, so the American Heart Association recommends CPR combined with early defibrillation (within three to five minutes) for the best outcome.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SCA claims more than 300,000 lives annually in the U.S. alone. It occurs abruptly and without warning, with 84 percent of SCA events occurring outside of the healthcare setting.

About Simon’s Fund

Simon’s Fund was instrumental in the passage of the first legislation in the country to protect student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest, Pennsylvania’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act.  Six other states have introduced similar legislation.

Since 2005, Simon’s Fund has screened more than 8,000 children’s hearts for conditions which cause sudden cardiac arrest, detecting conditions almost one percent of those children screened.  For more information, visit

About HeartSine Technologies

HeartSine Technologies, a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, advances the deployment of life-saving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in non-traditional areas of care.

Designed for use in public areas, the company’s entire line of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) products leverages its proprietary, clinically advanced SCOPE technology to optimize the administration of life-saving treatment.

The company’s flagship product line, the HeartSine samaritan® PAD (Public Access Defibrillator), is IP56 rated for durability and exceptional reliability to meet the unique environmental demands of public use.  Its industry-leading warranty and innovative battery/electrode Pad-Pak combine to give the samaritan PAD the lowest total cost of ownership.  HeartSine AEDS are deployed in over 40 countries worldwide in a wide range of environments, including commercial aircraft, military and shipping facilities, manufacturing plants, offices, schools and sports clubs.

HeartSine is based Newtown, Pennsylvania and Belfast, Northern Ireland.  To learn how a HeartSine AED can save lives, please visit or follow HeartSine at Facebook, and Twitter (

Rene' Williams

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