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Dutch Heart Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary


On 29 January the Dutch Heart Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary by sounding the gong at Beursplein 5.

Kicking off the festive launch of this jubilee year is the director of Heart Foundation, Floris Italianer, with the assistance of Mrs Ruigrok. Mrs Ruigrok has had personal experience of the vital importance of resuscitation. She was successfully resuscitated by her partner and lived to tell the story. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. This year the primary objective of the Heart Foundation is to create a 6-minute zone in the Netherlands: a zone in which it is possible to carry out all necessary actions in the event of a heart attack within 6 minutes. These include calling the emergency number, resuscitation and defibrillation. The Heart Foundation hopes that this will increase the survival rate to 25%.

The Dutch Heart Foundation is proud to announce that several listed companies are offering their support to a heart-healthy society by helping to accomplish the 6-minute zone. The Dutch Heart Foundation is thankful to Aegon, Corio, DSM, Fugro, Imtech, Philips, PostNL, Unilever, Ziggo and Wolters Kluwer for their support.

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