Medic One Foundation’s End-of-Year Fundraising Drive
Our client the Medic One Foundation is kicking off its year-end fundraising drive in order to help ensure paramedics in the Northwest remain some of the most highly trained in the world. We are proud to say Seattle/King County has the highest survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest in the nation at 62 percent; this statistic is due in large part to the paramedic training funded by the Medic One Foundation. Just how impressive is a 62 percent survival rate? Other major U.S. cities’ rates are in the single digits – Los Angeles (7 percent), New York (5 percent), Chicago (3 percent) and Detroit (0 percent).
Currently, paramedic students in training classes funded by the Medic One Foundation receive more than two times the number of training hours required by the national standard and average 700 patient contacts, a number more than three times the national average. However, because the Medic One Foundation is supported solely by donations and does not receive any funding from the state, it needs as many donations as possible to continue supporting the unmatched level of training our paramedics receive. The Foundation needs donations now more than ever before; over the next 10 years, the demand for paramedics is expected to increase as a result of the the retiring of many senior paramedics. This year’s Medic One paramedic class has 23 students, its largest class since 2003.
The Medic One Foundation’s goal this year is to raise $615,000, but they are still $100,000 away from reaching this goal. It is critical the Foundation reach its fundraising goal to pay for this year’s paramedic training class. The money raised will go toward items essential to training, including paramedic training textbooks, cardiac life support classes, medical equipment and training defibrillators. Over 50,000 people are saved by Medic One paramedics every year. Your donation will help save lives. If you would like to donate to the Medic One Foundation, or want more information about the Foundation and its work, please visit www.mediconefoundation.org