Our Founder

To inspire the courage to care and the heart to give, it’s our motto and we hope you’ll gain that same courage through a CPRfundraising.com course. Hi, I'm Mike Van Hanja, Founder of CPR Fundraising. Thank you for taking the time to stop by the site. We hope you'll get started today and join countless others who have learned these lifesaving skills.

Remember the Good Samaritan laws? They inspire that courage to care, by offering legal protection to people who give reasonable assistance to those who are, or whom they believe to be, injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated.

The protection is intended to reduce bystanders' hesitation to assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death.

The Good Samaritan doctrine is a legal principle that prevents a rescuer, who has voluntarily helped a victim in distress, from being successfully sued for wrongdoing provided the rescuer acts reasonably and does not exceed their level of training.

Its purpose is to keep people from being reluctant to help a stranger in need for fear of legal repercussions should they make some mistake in treatment.

To help keep confidence high and memories sharp, participants receive emails throughout the year with brief one-minute videos discussing and reviewing important skills. Continue to inspire the courage to care by spreading the word about the importance of CPR training. We have a great selection of first aid and CPR kits and merchandise that can be used as a great way to start a conversation with others about CPR skills and training. Remember, YOU can be the hero in someone else's story. We need YOUR help to make this a reality.

Another great way to show that courage to care is through social media posts, emails, and casual conversations with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues asking for their support.

From CPRfundraising.com, I’m Mike, and we thank you for everything!
Michael Van Hanja

How Do We Give-Back?

As a veteran of the United States Army, it has become a personal mission for Mike to donate up to 50% of the proceeds of courses registered directly through our website.

We encourage you to consider supporting the Wounded Warrior Project as our veterans took care of us, now, we need to take care of them.
Wounded Warrior

What Makes CPR Fundraising Different?

Traditional fundraising programs, including the sale of popcorn, candy bars, coupon books, cookies, and more have been staples in the fundraising industry for decades.

What's not to like about a sweet bar of chocolate? Nothing at all. However, when we contemplated CPR Fundraising, we knew that we wanted to give something good back into the community and help groups raise funds.

We believe in giving back to our community and teaching people lifesaving CPR skills goes beyond the momentary gratification of chocolate or cookies.

Don't get us wrong, we love our snacks as much as anyone. We offer a huge selection of gourmet treats as a part of our rewards and recognition programs.
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