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defibrilator donationThe Mikey Network donated two new MIKEYs (AEDs) to the Township of Scugog for placement at the Latcham Center and Birdseye Pool.


Present at the placement ceremony were Morty Henkle, Executive Director, The Mikey Network, Hon. Mayor Chuck Mercier, Scugog Township,  and Bruce Farr, Toronto EMS Chief (Ret.)


In a letter to The Mikey Network, Kim Coates A.M.C.T., Clerk, Township of Scugog, writes:

“On behalf of Council I want to thank you for the generous donation of a cardiac defibrillator to both the Latcham Centre and Birdseye Pool and your continuous efforts to create public awareness and provide educatons about heart healthy lifestyles.” – Kim Coates, A.M.C.T. Clerk, Township of Scugog

You’re very welcome Scugog. We hope you never have to use your MIKEYs but we’re glad they’re there in the event they are needed

The Mikey Network was proud to partner once again, with the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, at the 2013 Walk of Life. The Walk of Life raises money for the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, whose cardiac rehabilitation centres take over where our MIKEYs leave off, helping thousands of cardiac survivors recover and ideally live long and heart healthy lives.

The Walk took place on Sunday, May 26th, 2013, at the Evergreen Brick Works, a wonderful place for a 3K or 5K Walk, or 5K Run. This year there was even a kid (and parent pushing a stroller) friendly 1K Kids Run For Fun.

We want to thank all of our donors, volunteers, and all the members of Team Mikey for making the 2013 Walk of Life such a huge success!

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the Mikey Network raised over $125,000!

It was an amazing, sunny spring day and the Team Mikey walkers, runners, kids and dogs were all out in full force!

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The Fort Frances Family Health team in Fort Frances, ON, received their MIKEY recently and they were kind enough to send us some pictures of the team with their new defibrillator.  What a great looking group!!

For the last three years the clinic has tried to get a defibrillator from the Ontario Government for their small Northwestern Ontario town. Once we heard about their situation we were able to provide one within 2 weeks.

Defibrillators should be as common in public as fire extinguishers. They should certainly be made available in every health clinic. We’re glad we could help make Fort Frances just a little bit safer.

Health Team with Mikey Defibrilator

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mikey on board movers barrie

Photo: Nicola Betts

Two Men And A Truck Barrie was profiled on CTV News about their participation in our Mikey On Board program.

We’re proud that our Mikey On Board partners TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canada carry MIKEYs on all of their trucks.

Franchise owner Dan Brohm, carries our MIKEYs on all four of his moving trucks in Barrie.  So far, Two Men And A Truck has 60 moving trucks traveling throughout Ontario, all carrying life-saving defibrillators on board.

CAMBRIDGE, ON – APRIL 10, 2013 … The Mikey Network’s ‘MIKEY’, a public access defibrillator, has saved the life of a 47-year old Cambridge resident, Richard Goodwin, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while exercising.

“Richard regularly exercised at the Mississauga YMCA (325 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West). Trained staff performed CPR and applied the MIKEY defibrillator.  After one shock, they were able to get a heartbeat on Mr. Goodwin, who was starting his workout, when he collapsed. He was then transported to the Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre for treatment, and is expected to fully recover,” said Mikey Network Chairman Hugh Heron.

In 2003, the ‘MIKEY’ was one of the seven defibrillators donated to seven YMCA locations (including Mississauga) in the Greater Toronto Area.

Since its formation, The Mikey Network has trained over 11,000 people in CPR/AED and has placed more than 1,350 MIKEYs in schools, community centres, churches and synagogues, arenas, senior’s centres, sports facilities, major attraction venues, libraries and businesses.