Mikey Network Newsletter 2016

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News SPRING 2016 EDITION

Big things are happening at The Mikey Network! To date, over 1,900 MIKEY defibrillators have been placed. More importantly, those MIKEYs have been instrumental in saving 31 lives, ranging in age from 3 months to 72 years old. Learn about our various programs, new initiatives and exciting milestones by clicking on each story below.

Need Volunteer Hours? DOCTOR-APPROVED! MORE INFO

WIN A NEW iPAD!

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Meet Our Newest

JOIN US AT THIS YEAR’S

WALK OF LIFE MAY 28, 2016

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

AMBASSADOR GIVING BACK

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MIKEY GOES TO SCHOOL

OUR 31ST MIKEY SAVE

MIKEY’S KIDS GOING HOME MORE INFO

in PEEL MORE INFO

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HEART FELT THANKS to all our media sponsors

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THE BEAT GOES ON At The Mikey Network, we love what we do. It’s exciting. Every time we place a new MIKEY defibrillator and every time one of those MIKEYs saves a life, our own hearts beat a little bit faster.

To date, over 1,900 MIKEY defibrillators

have been placed. More importantly, those MIKEYs have been instrumental in saving 31 lives, ranging in age from 3 months to 72 years old.

We couldn’t be happier or more proud for having played a part in giving these individuals a second chance at life. We’re committed to placing MORE MIKEYs and saving MORE lives.

You Can Help! To support us in reaching our goals, please donate today. You can also help by forwarding this newsletter to your friends and family, and letting them know about all the good work that The Mikey Network is doing. CLICK TO DONATE

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WIN A NEW iPAD! Do you know a high school student in need of volunteer hours? Then let them know it’s easy to earn those volunteer hours by downloading the FREE Mikey Young at Heart App between now and September 30, 2016. Visit our website at MikeyYoungAtHeart.com, click on the “Win a New iPad” button, and enter your friend’s name(s). Once they download the app and register, you’ll automatically be entered in the draw.

THE MORE PEOPLE YOU REFER, THE MORE CHANCES YOU HAVE TO WIN… SO START SPREADING THE WORD!


DOCTOR APPROVED! A family physician here in Toronto recently sent praises to equipping their entire fleet of moving vehicles with MIKEY defibrillators.

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VOLUNTEER TO SAVE A LIFE Earn volunteer hours by downloading the FREE Mikey Young at Heart App. It’s fun and it’s easy. Our new app is educating thousands of students, giving them the confidence to use a MIKEY defibrillator or administer CPR in a cardiac emergency. We’re happy to give a special shout-out to Mayfield Secondary School in Brampton, whose students have shown the highest level of participation in the program. Way to go, Mayfield!

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JOIN TEAM MIKEY AT THIS YEAR’S

WALK OF LIFE MAY 28, 2016 • ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

Mark your calendar and join TEAM MIKEY at this year’s Walk of Life at the Ontario Science Centre. The annual event gives people of all ages and abilities a chance to participate and support this worthy cause. Choose from a 3k or 5k walk, or a 5k or 10k run, along with chair exercises and lots of fun activities for the kids.

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GIVING BACK As one of The Heron Group of Companies, Heathwood Homes was instrumental in founding The Mikey Network. When Heathwood launched its latest community Meadowgreen, the company wanted to bring together its passion for homebuilding with its heartfelt commitment to The Mikey Network. Everyone who purchased a home at Meadowgreen had a MIKEY defibrillator donated to a local school in the Peel District school system, with a plaque in the school recognizing their life-saving contribution.

They say home is where the heart is‌ and Heathwood is demonstrating that in every new community it builds!


Meet a Mikey

Ambassador Brianna

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The Mikey Young At Heart App is awesome!

It has given me the confidence and skills to do CPR and use a MIKEY defibrillator without being nervous. The instructional videos are quite short and the quizzes are easy. Once I downloaded the app, it kept track of all my volunteer hours in one place, and without the hassle of me trying to find a volunteer position somewhere else. The Mikey Young At Heart App is an amazing tool for all high school students looking to earn their volunteer hours, learn life-saving skills, and shine light on a great

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cause. The Mikey Network has put an amazing program right at our fingertips.


IN SCHOOLS ACROSS PEEL Among our many goals, The Mikey Network has committed to placing a MIKEY in each of the 260 public schools in Peel Region. Having MIKEY defibrillators in schools can potentially save the lives of students, staff, visiting parents and community members.

You can help! donate today!


ANOTHER LIFE SAVED BY A MIKEY! When we put a MIKEY in a school, it’s not just a student or staff member whose life we might save. On the evening of January 15, 2016, in one of the gyms at Agincourt High School, a 72 year old man collapsed between badminton games and went into cardiac arrest. Luckily, a MIKEY defibrillator was on hand. Bystanders applied the MIKEY and began CPR. The Fire Department and Advanced Care Paramedic crew arrived and continued compressions. At the end of 2 minutes of CPR, a pulse was detected. OUR LATEST MIKEY SAVE IS DOING WELL. He says he is happy to be alive and is thankful for those who helped him. This MIKEY was placed at the school as part of our Mikey Young at Heart Program. To date, 31 LIVES HAVE BEEN SAVED BY A MIKEY! That’s why it’s so important to place MIKEYs in as many public places as possible. We want to make sure this life-saving device is available whenever the need might arise.


WE ARE KEEPING KIDS SMILING! To be told that your child could collapse and die without warning is overwhelming. To be unable to prevent it is even worse. Parents are finding comfort in knowing that The Mikey’s Kids program provides portable MIKEYs so their children can do all the fun things their friends do. Mikey’s Kids can go on vacation, go to the cottage and enjoy day trips, knowing that their MIKEY is going with them! To date, The Mikey Network has provided MIKEY defibrillators to over 200 KIDS and their families. The peace of mind that these MIKEYs provide is absolutely priceless – with moms and dads knowing that should their child’s heart skip a beat, life-saving help is close at hand.

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HEART FELT THANKS TO ALL

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The Mikey Network extends our deepest gratitude to the sponsors who have donated their time, services and free ad space/airtime to help spread the word about the new Mikey Young at Heart App. Your generosity will help give people a second chance at life, and provide life-saving skills to a new generation of Canadians!

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