Gable Heart Beats Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 founded in 2010.
This organization was created as a philanthropic network, providing educational support and funding for families and communities worldwide. GHB is dedicated to raising awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and other forms of heart disease.
Gable Heart Beats mission is to save lives by early detection of heart issues and placing defibrillators (AEDs) in places where kids are present. Gable Heart Beats funds heart screenings for youth which includes both an EKG and Echocardiogram, providing two of the best tests to detect an underlying heart issue. We also provide defibrillators to schools, gyms and sports fields to have on site in case of emergency.
Gable Heart Beats social media sites promote articles and videos directly related to heart disease, research studies, the prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and CPR/Defibrillator training.
Our Programs Include
- Heart Disease Education and Support to Families
- Heart Screening Information Resource
- CPR and Defibrillator Resource
- Raising funding for Heart Screenings, Defibrillators, and CPR Training
Michael Gable’s Story
Michael grew up in the small town of Monroe WA, just north of Seattle. He received a full athletic scholarship to Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. It was there that he met the love of his life, Michelle, who would later become his wife and the mother of their two children, Matteo and Grace.
On September 17, 2009, Michael Gable died unexpectedly at the age of 38, from the heart disease known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, or HCM, an excessive thickening of the heart muscle. Two weeks later, his young daughter Grace was subsequently diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy and spent her first birthday fighting for her life.
The Gable Heart Beats Foundation is dedicated to help prevent similar tragedies by supporting families suffering from the effects of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Throughout his life, Michael strove to break down all racial barriers and create a better world for his family. He lived each moment with love and gratitude. In 1996, Michael joined the band SEGUE and used his lyrics as a way to spread his beliefs about the equality of ALL human kind.
The remaining members of Segue released the album, One Race Human in his honor. All proceeds from the sale of the album are donated to the Gable Heart Beats Foundation.