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The story of Joel Vogel’s Heart Attack

May 4, 2004

The story of Joel Vogel’s Heart Attack

Mended Hearts supports St. Cloud heart patients There are some dates you just can’t forget. For Joel Vogel, it’s May 9, 2004. Read Joel’s story…

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Joel’s involvement in Mended Hearts

January 1, 2006

Joel’s involvement in Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers….

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News: Mended Hearts donation will buy 3 defibrillators for area

January 1, 2012

Mended Hearts donation will buy 3 defibrillators for area Read this story AED donated to Quiet Oaks Hospice House AED #8 Donated AED Donated to…

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Joel organizes 1st Annual Mended Hearts Golf Tournament

September 13, 2012

After assisting many other nonprofits who use golf tournaments as a successful fundraiser, Joel decided to start an annual Mended Hearts Golf Tournament in order…

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Successful Mended Hearts Golf Tournament continues every year

January 1, 2013

The first tournament was in 2012 and resulted in one AED being placed, by 2019 a total of 28 AED’s had been placed. Survivors Photo…

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Rich Feneis attends golf tournament and wonders why more AEDs aren’t placed outdoors

September 1, 2018

In 2018 Rich, a long time friend of Joels and supporter of the annual AED fundraisers, wondered why if AED’s were so important, why were…

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Centracare Foundation collaborate with Rich Feneis to place the 3 AEDs from golf tournament

November 1, 2018

With the discovery of outdoor AED Smart cabinets, Rich purchased 3 of these cabinets & stands to be installed in his local neighborhoods. The three…

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2 additional outdoor AED cabinets placed in St. Cloud area.

December 16, 2018

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Carly Jackson becomes key contributor and resource for “Advocates For Health” projects

December 31, 2018

In January 2019 Rich came across Carly Jackson, an AED specialist from Canada who had been placing AED’s outdoors throughout Canadian communities. Carly & Rich…

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“Advocates For Health” a 501c3 non-profit is created with a mission to bring AEDs outdoors

December 31, 2018

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Centracare Foundation approves $25,000 Grant to AFH

January 1, 2019

Centracare  Foundation approves $25,000 Grant to AFH

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Stearns County Sheriff collaborates with Advocates For Health

March 18, 2019

Stearns County Sheriff collaborates with Advocates For Health

Community Members and Stearns Sheriff looking to help hearts with more outdoor AED access. “If you live in your house, do you know where the…

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St. Joseph resident Audrey Twit was honored for donating $11,000

July 12, 2019

St. Joseph resident Audrey Twit was honored for donating $11,000

Twit honored for SaveStation donations Donated in memory of Kenneth H. Twit Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Ken passionately shared his knowledge, time…

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City of St. Joseph commits to 5 AED units throughout the City

July 15, 2019

City of St. Joseph commits to 5 AED units throughout the City

Twit honored for SaveStation donations Donated in memory of Kenneth H. Twit Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Ken passionately shared his knowledge, time…

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Joel Vogel and other St. Joseph Neighborhoods install units on homes

July 15, 2019

Joel Vogel and other St. Joseph Neighborhoods install units on homes

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Cold Spring Richmond seeks to install 16 AED units

September 20, 2019

The CentraCare Foundation has approved the City of Cold Spring and the City of Richmond for up to sixteen (16) new AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators)…

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City of Waite Park approves 7 outdoor AED units

October 7, 2019

City of Waite Park approves 7 outdoor AED units

Waite Park officials have approved the installations of seven new outdoor SaveStations throughout the city.     Back to History

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Sartell Lions Club joins the missions to put AEDs outdoors

November 1, 2019

Sartell Lions Club joins the missions to put AEDs outdoors

Link to story: Sartell Lions Park now has a SaveStation The Sartell Lions Club contributed money to purchase the SaveStation, which is a device that…

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911 system bridges response time to cardiac arrest

March 6, 2020

Link to story: 911 system bridges response time to cardiac arrest Back to History

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Covid-19 changes how CPR/AED Training happens

May 1, 2020

Link to story: Families learn life-saving techniques via Zoom The one thing Feneis hears most often when the subject of AEDs comes up is the…

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“Save a Life” Golf Tournament Sponsored by Stearns Bank

July 22, 2020

“Save a Life” Golf Tournament Sponsored by Stearns Bank

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Kaitlyn Gilk makes a huge impact at Advocates For Health

August 1, 2020

Kaitlyn Gilk makes a huge impact at Advocates For Health

Minnesota Girl Scout putting others first with Gold Award project A 16-year-old Girl Scout from Paynesville raised nearly $20,000 to help others in case of…

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City of Paynesville AED project success thanks to Gilk

September 1, 2020

City of Paynesville AED project success thanks to Gilk

Two outdoor life-saving AEDs go live in Paynesville Kaitlyn Gilk planning to install five Savestations in Paynesville. Read more   Back to History  

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Pickelball Courts made safer with outside AED

October 1, 2020

Pickelball Courts made safer with outside AED

Calvary Hill Park Unit sponsored by Northern Paddlers AED at Calvary  excerpt from NORTHERN PADDLES SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER Lastly, we are excited to announce plans…

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Calvary Hill Pickleball Court AED dedication

October 2, 2020

Calvary Hill Pickleball Court AED dedication

Calvary Hill Park features new Smart Monitored AED cabinet. Unit sponsored by Northern Paddlers   Back to History  

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Stay tuned for more to come….

December 31, 2020

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Summary of Media Coverage of Advocates For Health

December 31, 2020

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