Starting Hearts

Yesterday at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, Starting Hearts held there 5th Annual All You Need is Heart Event. Starting Hearts is a nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims through free CPR and DEFIB training training and access programs.

Founder, Lynn Blake is a SCA survivor and resident of the Vail Valley, who attributes her saved life to CPR and early defibrillation. She now travels around in “The Heart Rod,” a decommissioned transit bus converted CPR/DEFIB classroom on wheels, teaching people how to save lives. Starting Hearts’ programs encourage participants to immediately recognize SCA and to CALL. PUSH. SHOCK.™

Yesterdays event was full of informative and wonderful parts. You could start off by getting your blood pressure and  cholesterol checked as well as get an EKG. Heathy food was served during a live auction! Until the main event where Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn gave a talk on preventing and reversing heart disease. Expressing the importance of diet and a healthy lifestyle. His research over the years has proven again and again, that eating a plant based diet can guarantee a healthy heart.

To learn more go to  to get Dr. Esselstyn’s book.