From Idea to Reality:
Stops the Bleed Partners with Make Our Schools Safe
June 20, 2019
Parkland, FL -
Jason Halpern and Luke Rothstein have been Stop the Bleed (STB) advocates ever since February 14, 2018. The loss of their classmate, Alyssa Alhadeff, and other childhood friends has fueled their motivation to effect change in school safety in their memories. Their primary focus has been the Stop the Bleed Campaign. “Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.” - Department of Homeland Security.
As Stop the Bleed Ambassadors, we have worked this year, becoming educated and trained in STB with the help of the Coral Springs – Parkland Fire Department and the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety. We have had meetings and sent countless emails to solicit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Broward County Public Schools with the intention of creating a Stop the Bleed Club and bring this club to schools and universities across the nation.
Make Our Schools Safe (MOSS) was founded by Lori and Ilan Alhadeff, who lost their 14 year old daughter Alyssa, to the brutal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018. MOSS has proven to be a leader in the promotion of school safety since its inception. Knowing this, we knew that MOSS would be a perfect choice to work in tandem with M·S·D·mind·strength·determination Stops the Bleed.
We are excited to announce the collaboration of these two forces at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School beginning in August 2019 and look forward to all the great things that can be accomplished together! M·S·D·mind·strength·determination brings with them a core team of outstanding STB leaders eager to work with MOSS as they embark on tackling school safety together.