Thank you to everyone who supported our 12the Annual Chrysalis Award Luncheon honoring the Steven M. Gootter Foundation for saving lives in our community. Through the generosity of our sponsors and donors we were able to raise over $21,000 to support our programs.
The Haven is proud to have been able to honor the Steven M. Gootter Foundation, represented by Joe and Paulette Gootter, as this year’s Chrysalis Award recipient. The Steven M. Gootter Foundation was established by the Gootter family in memory of Steven M. Gootter, Joe and Paulette’s son, who passed from sudden cardiac arrest.
The Foundation is dedicated to defeating sudden cardiac death by supporting increased awareness, education, scientific research, and the distribution of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators). Since 2009, the Foundation has donated and distributed over 250 AEDs to schools, police departments, places of worship, recreational and public places throughout Southern Arizona.