Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) August 24, 2011
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation founders, Scott and Kelly Driscoll, are recognized as Community Heroes by Safeco Insurance and receive $2,000 donation for Foundation programs. Each year, Safeco Insurance celebrates local heroes who make a positive difference. This Safeco initiative, called the Agent Giving Program, is designed to focus on three areas: education, health and safety, and civic engagement.
“Safeco applauds community heroes, like Kelly and Scott Driscoll, who share their gifts for giving and action,” said Brenda Mann Harrison, manager, Safeco Insurance Agent Giving Program. "We also thank Biggs Insurance Services for nominating the Driscoll’s and its commitment to community involvement.”
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation was established in 2010 to honor the legacy of Quinn Driscoll, son of Scott and Kelly Driscoll. Quinn suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in June of 2009 as he jogged during gym class. A simple set of heart screening procedures could have identified a defect in his heart and saved his life. As a result, Scott and Kelly created the Quinn Driscoll Foundation to connect with their community and raise awareness surrounding SCA among young people. They leveraged the dedication of local businesses to promote community-based programs such as the Young Champions Heart Screenings, grants for automated external defibrillators (AEDs), educational materials, and much more.
“Both Kelly and I are honored to be recognized by our community through Biggs Insurance Services and humbled to be awarded a grant through the Safeco Community Hero program. The grant provided will assist us in our mission within the Quinn Driscoll Foundation to deliver awareness programs, conduct cardiac screenings in our youth and provide a means for schools and organizations to purchase automated external defibrillators”, says Scott Driscoll, founder of the Quinn Driscoll Foundation.
Help The Quinn Driscoll Foundation Do More in Our Community
You can help the Driscoll’s do more for the Quinn Driscoll Foundation – or any of the other Safeco Community Heroes – by participating in the “Vote for your favorite Safeco Community Hero” online event: http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/145566
The charity supported by the Safeco Community Hero receiving the most votes
will get an additional $5,000 check from Safeco Insurance! You can vote once per day until the contest ends 11 p.m. PDT, Aug. 29. You may vote only if you are age 13 or older.
Save the Date: October 8th, 2011
October 8th has been set as the date for the next Young Champions Heart Screening organized in partnership with Peace Health Soutwest Medical Center Heart and Vascular. Save the date and check our website for details on how to sign up for a screen.
About The Quinn Driscoll Foundation
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation is a Vancouver Washington based 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the education, testing/screening of young people for issues surrounding Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and distribution of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) within the community. It is estimated that ~1500-3000 deaths occur in young people (<18 years) annually in the United States due to SCA. Many of those deaths could be prevented through basic testing, education and parental awareness.