Welcome to Bolt For The Heart. We are a non-profit organization serving Indiana. HeartReach Carmel 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.  Heart Reach was established to keep monies raised locally to stay locally and impact the community close to home.

  • The fundraising efforts for HeartReach Carmel 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 HeartReach Carmel is to serve the central Indiana community, 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 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.

HeartReach Carmel has directly donated over $300,000 in AED’s and equipment in the Central Indiana area, as well as placed many AEDs in organizations and facilities. 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 211 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 are 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 the65 Sheriff vehicles in Hamilton County.

Board of Directors

President – Pierre Twer – St. Jude Sales manager
Kevin Clancey – Retired Executive, Delphi
Art Coffey, MD – Director of Cardiovascular Surgery, Indiana University Health Cardiovascular
Greg Dedinsky, MD – Community Heart and Vascular Care 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

Advisory Board

Sam Odle – Senior Policy Advisor Bose Public Affairs
Ogle Design

Benefiting Organizations

Our primary beneficiary for 2016 will be the Indiana State Patrol

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