Planning madness is underway for our Stayin Alive’ Defibrillator Drive fundraiser on August 26th at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington.

These are just a few of the ladies who are assisting us in making this our most successful endeavor to date, as we work to make the event fun, different, and full of amazing silent and live auction items.

Stayin’ Alive is unique as 100 percent of the proceeds of the event stay in the community and go towards the purchase of defibrillators for public areas in need of these lifesaving devices. Last year we donated the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) a mere six weeks after the fundraiser.

This year we will target the safety of area youths by donating defibrillators to local youth activity centers, sports fields, and McLean County schools.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone — even our children. Kai Bates-Diop, a 15-year old athlete at University High School, had a life-threatening incident, in which is heart stopped beating, during basketball practice last February. An on-site AED was used to restart Kai’s heart and save his life.

To see a video of Kai’s inspiring story, please click here.

We invite you to help us raise funds to protect area youth by attending Stayin’ Alive or donating to our event. Please check out our website to see our current list of auction items and businesses that have graciously donated to supporting our area youth.

To register for the event, please click here.

Contact Sarah Gliege with any ideas, questions, or donations, please email her at [email protected]