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Saving Young Hearts!





Providing education and awareness of the need for CPR training, medical pre-screening and on-site AED accessibility with a special emphasis on youth and high school athletic programs. On October 11th, 2014 we hosted our 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser event to commemorate the tragic death of Darius Jones and to further the Foundation's goal of raising SCA awareness, providing CPR training, and equipping schools with life-saving AEDs.

Our Progress

In its initial year of operation, the foundation made tremendous strides! To raise awareness about the importance of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) placements, presentations were made to the Boys & Girls Club, Contra Costa County Supervisors, Congressman George Miller, Pittsburg Kiwanis, Contra Costa County Soccer League, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Director of the Contra Costa Public Health Department, and to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The foundation formed partnerships with American Medical Response, Annuvia and the HeartSafe Community program. In collaboration with our partners, the foundation participated in CPR training with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District for 3,000 high school freshman students.

Fundraising events included a casino bus trip and, in October of 2010, the First Annual Darius Jones Foundation 5k Walk/Run. These events allowed the foundation and its partners to provide 21 AEDs for our local schools and free CPR training to our communities. We sincerely thank all of our supporters.

Recent Posts

August 15, 2015

Claycord News & Talk

150 De La Salle H.S. students had FREE screening for Abnormal Heart Conditions through the Darius Jones Foundation (DJF).

February 6, 2015

San Jose Mercury News

Portable defibrillators make a lifesaving difference, becoming more common in Bay Area.

January 7, 2015

Walnut Creek (KTVU)

Aired story "Basketball player´s heart restarted during game in Walnut Creek". The AED placed in the facility was a joint partnership program between The Darius Jones Foundation and AMR under EMS´ youth AED project.

September 21, 2011

Comcast Newsmakers Video

Beverly Bradley, President of the Darius Jones Foundation, speaks with Comcast Newsmakers about the tragic death of her son Darius Jones and the goals of the foundation

March 28, 2011

Parent Watch

-This video highlights how each year thousands of children, teens and young adults suffer Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) or Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD).

Archive

Media & Events

2011-2015

  • Basketball Program training and conditioning for a healthy lifestyle to under privileged youth.
  • Teaching Hands Only CPR and the use of an AED to community members.
  • Partnership established for Screening 4 Your Health.org which is a Youth and Young Adults Heart Screening Program.
  • Virtual 5K Run/Walk for a healthy lifestyle.
  • 4 Fundraisers in 2014 - considering doing two fundraisers per year and extend outreach efforts through grants.
  • Fundraisers through Kinder's as a collaborator.
  • Fundraiser Casino Bus Trip.
  • Fundraiser Macy"s Shop for a Cause.
  • 120 Volunteer sign-ups