Divers Alert Network to Dedicate Year-End Charitable Contributions to First-Aid Programs

12/7/2016 11:35:36 AM

Durham, NC (December 7, 2016) – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has announced its decision to dedicate 100 percent of its 2016 year-end charitable contributions to first-aid initiatives designed to ensure critical programs and products are available to the industry operators, dive professionals and divers who most need them.

DAN’s 2015 year-end fundraising proceeds were directed to the DAN Oxygen and EO2 Matching Grants. The immense success of the campaign allowed DAN to increase the number of oxygen units available to divers, create a more diverse oxygen program and protect more divers from injury.

“Thanks to all of our donors and their contributions to the DAN’s Oxygen Grant programs, we were able to provide emergency oxygen units to operators and dive professionals – worldwide – who could not otherwise afford this necessary life-saving equipment,” said DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle. “We found that by directing year-end donations toward a single initiative the impact of our generous donors benefits a greater number of divers.”

To build upon to last year’s success, DAN will dedicate 2016 year-end tax-deductible donations to provide the support necessary to ensure our first-aid programs and products are available to a greater number of dive operators, dive professionals and divers worldwide.

For more than 35 years, DAN has remained steadfast in its commitment to serving the dive community by providing round-the-clock medical emergency information and assistance and by promoting dive safety. These efforts rely on the generosity of donors, whose gifts help DAN continue to work toward its vision of making every dive accident- and injury-free.

To make a tax-deductible, charitable contribution to DAN’s first-aid programs and products, visit DAN.org/GIVE or call +1 (919) 684-2948. With a gift of $100 or more, donors will receive the benefits of the “Friend of DAN” program and a 2017, limited-edition T-shirt as a “thank you.”

About DAN: DAN is the largest dive safety association of recreational scuba divers in the world. Since its inception in 1980, DAN remains committed to helping divers in need of medical emergency assistance and promoting dive safety through research, education, products and diving services. For more information, or to become a DAN member, explore DAN.org.