CONTACT US:
44 for Life

45 East City Avenue, #425
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
888.312.1842
www.44forlife.org


OUR BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

Forty-four for Life (44 for Life) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to decreasing the rate of death and disability due to life threatening heart conditions. The organization was co-founded by Tamara Goode and Gregory"Bo" Kimble, both individuals who suffered devastating losses due to heart disease and Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Bo’s Story:


Co-founder Gregory “Bo” Kimble; former NCAA star of Loyola Marymount Lions and NBA player for the LA Clippers and NY Knicks; Bo shooting his left handed free through in tribute of his fallen friend, Hank Gathers, who succumbed to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

In 1990, the Loyola Marymount Lions (Los Angeles, CA) dazzled the country with their outstanding style of basketball—shooting the ball every 4-seconds and setting NCAA records for the highest-scoring basketball games in NCAA Division I history. Leading the team were Hank Gathers (#44) and Bo Kimble—childhood friends since middle school. No one will ever forget March 4, 1990. Within minutes and in front of millions of viewers, Hank collapsed and succumbed to Sudden Cardiac Arrest at the tender age of 23. Seventeen years later, Bo Kimble would encounter the unthinkable. During a New Jersey city league basketball tournament, he witnessed the loss of another victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. No one present that day knew cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or had access to life saving cardiovascular equipment (Automated External Defibrillators-AED). Bo quickly learned that Sudden Cardiac Arrest was a leading cause of death in competitive athletes and despite significant medical advances; heart disease was still the leading cause of death among people worldwide.

OUR VISION


At 44 for Life our VISION is a world without death and disability from Heart Disease and Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

We aim to achieve this vision through our “4‐point program” which is the foundation we use to increase awareness and reaction time to cardiac arrest. We feel that when people are aware of the issues, they can best prepare and position themselves to react and stop deadly cardiac arrest.

Tour our web site to discover the amazing and effective ways that we can help you, your family, business, and community fight the number one killer of Americans!

OUR PROGRAM – 44 for Life 4-POINT PROGRAM


Please contact us to implement one or more of our programs in your area!

Forty-four for Life’s “4-Point Program” to Combat Cardiac Arrest
When You are Aware of Your Risk…
You Can Best React to Preventing Cardiac Arrest!

PROGRAMS PROMOTING AWARENESS OF HEART DISEASE AND SCA

POINT 1: HEART DISEASE & SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST EDUCATION

  • Sign up for our monthly e-Newsletter, “E-clips of the heart” – Get the latest updates on news and information related to heart disease and cardiac arrest
  • Stay connected with “44 for Life” on Facebook and Twitter @44forLife
  • Follow Bo Kimble on Twitter @bokimblenba and learn how he’s combating heart disease and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Public Speaking: Schedule Bo Kimble to speak about his experiences with SCA at your next event

Co-founder Gregory “Bo” Kimble; training DC Youth in CPR

POINT 2: MEDICAL SCREENING PROGRAMS


Contact us to help facilitate a screening event in your community; Examples of screening programs include a combination of one or more of the following. All programs are implemented under the oversight of a Licensed, Board Certified Cardiologist

  • Physical Exam
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Body Mass Index

PROGRAMS PROMOTING REACTION TIME TO HEART DISEASE AND SCA

POINT 3:  PUBLIC ACCESS TO DEFIBRILLATION PROGRAMS


Let 44 for Life Staff help you with:

• Automated External Defibrillator Access Programs
• AED Donations
• Emergency Response Protocol Development and Program Review


POINT 4:HEART DISEASE & SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST PREVENTION PROGRAMS


Sign up for a 44 for Life Heart Disease and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Program Today!

Prevention programs include:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training: Let our team of experienced and certified trainers certify you in CPR;
  • Youth Anti-Obesity Programs