Bolt for the Heart (BFTH) teamed up last year with the Indiana State Police to promote and participate in the Thanksgiving Day 5K (3.1 miles) Run/Walk to raise money to equip ISP patrol cars with lifesaving AED’s.
The event, which was held in Carmel, raised enough money to purchase 55 AED’s. Those AED’s were placed in ISP cars that patrol Indiana’s more rural counties.
Since that time, BFTH has worked with another contributing partner, IU Health in Indianapolis, who donated funding to purchase an additional 15 AED’s.
BFTH is now offering everyone an opportunity to participate in a virtual race that can be completed anywhere and on your time schedule. All you have to do is visit the website here: http://boltfortheheart.com/
Racing started November 1st and runs through the end of December. Entries are only $20.00 and include a 2016 Custom Finisher Medal and Commemorative Race Bib.
When you finish, send BFTH a photo or two with your finish time and use the hashtag #LetsBolt on your social media posts.
“We, as a department, have been blessed by the caring generosity of the Bolt for the Heart organization and their stated goal of ensuring each and every state police road patrol commission is equipped with an AED,” stated Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “Now, with the Virtual Run, we have the opportunity to show our gratitude by encouraging friends, family, co-workers and other public safety professionals in our community to commit to participating in the 2016 BFTH 5K walk/run anytime during the month of November and December.
Anyone wishing to donate without participating in the run/walk can do so by going to http://boltfortheheart.com and click on the “Donate” link.