Welcome to Bolt For The Heart. We are a non-profit organization serving Indiana. Bolt For The Heart was established in 2010 by Pierre Twer and Friends and is an extension of Heart Reach Michiana which was founded by Dr. Walt Halloran and friends in 2004.  Bolt For The Heart was established to keep monies raised locally to stay locally and impact the community close to home.

  • The fundraising efforts for Bolt For The Heart will be generated through various Family oriented outdoor activities. Fundraising included sponsorship of the Boston marathon and the HeartReach – Bolt for the Heart Family Run/Walk Series..
  • The Mission of Bolt For The Heart is to serve Indiana, particularly those affected by heart disease, through education, financial support and direct assistance.
  • Financial Support is given to programs in the Central Indiana area that address heart disease prevention, stroke awareness, smoking cessation and healthy lifestyles.
  • Direct assistance includes supporting Indiana State Police, local police, local fire agencies, local schools, churches and community organizations by purchasing and placing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at their facilities free of charge and training their staffs on their successful usage.

Bolt For The Heart has raised nearly $900,000 and donated over 600 AED’s in the Central Indiana area, as well as placed many AEDs in organizations and facilities. After our 2018 Thanksgiving 5K, we have reached our goal to place 550 AED’s in equipping the Indiana State Police, over the last four years. We have also worked with Lori Anderson from Carmel, Indiana whose passion and efforts for addressing Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness has facilitated the placement of 187 AED’s in the Carmel area including units placed in every Carmel police car, Carmel Clay School Officer vehicles and the Carmel Streets Department offices. We also had a role in assisting Troy Pflugner with Cardiac Sciences Corporation in the placement of 89 AED units at all Hamilton County Government, Health, Juvenile Correction offices and in each of the 65 Sheriff vehicles in Hamilton County.

Board of Directors

President – Pierre Twer – St. Jude Sales manager
Michael S. Emery, MD, MS, FACC – Medical Director, Cardiology Services, Indiana University Health
Greg Dedinsky, MD – Columbus Regional Hospital Cardiac Surgeon
Greg Elsner, MD – St. Vincent Cardiologist
Michael J. Highum, CPCU – Vice President of Marketing for McGowan Insurance Group
Joseph Muldoon – Chief Executive Officer – FAST Biomedical
Tim Thoman – President, Performance Services
Jeff Utzinger – Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor
Nina Criscuolo – WISH-TV

Advisory Board

Ogle Design – Branding, Marketing and Advertising
Art Coffey, MD – Chief Physician Operations Officer, President Prohealth Medical Group; Waukesha, WI
Walt Halloran, MD – Cardiac Surgeon and Founder Heart Reach Michiana; Elkhart, IN

Bolt Board Emeritus Member

Kevin Clancey – Retired Executive, Delphi Corporation

Benefiting Organizations

Our primary beneficiary for 2018 will be the Indiana State Patrol

Please see Our Complete List of Beneficiaries to see what your support has allowed us to accomplish.