The mission of Carmen's Fund is to build a community of everyday heroes by providing AED, CPR and emergency intervention training aligned with established national standard curriculum. Carmen's Fund focuses on providing classes for Upper Cumberland non-profit organizations and individuals who may struggle to access training elsewhere.
Carmen's Fund classes follow American Heart Curriculum, offering free classes for K-12 teachers, and free "Friends and Family" tract classes for individuals associated with a non-profit organization. Additionally, we offer non-profit affiliates the option for Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid classes at a reduced fee fo $10 per person. This represents a reduction from the normal $20 certification fee.
Carmen's Fund is a donation driven program. We rely on donations and fundraising events so that we may pay instructors teaching courses, subsidize the cost of class booklets, subsidize the cost for K-12 teacher certification, and reduce the cost of American Heart certification from $20 to $10 for non-profit participants that select those classes. The primary annual fundraiser for Carmens Fund is the Ride to the Sky cycling event.