One of the things we love working at Defib For Life, is each week we are learning something new.
With a number of other priorities on our list this week, we were talking to one of the soccer clubs who have just put in a series of AED units; we focus on the players, often men and yet its often the women on the committee doing the organising or the research to ensure their community is a safer place to be. Then we asked ourselves, I wonder how sudden cardiac arrest effects women – this is what we learned.
Women are just as much at risk of sudden cardiac arrest and cardiovascular disease as men, however the message is not getting through.
It does not discriminate – it’s not your age, it’s not your fitness level it’s not background and it is not your gender – it can happen to anyone.
The following article reveals Cardiovascular disease is the single biggest killer of Australian women, claiming the lives of 31,000 every year with in and out of hospital events.
Keep up the hard work in fundraising, writing grants, lobbying your council or sporting body – every sporting club, community hall or stadium and indeed your workplace should have one.
Don’t wait til its too late.