Our mission is to prevent death from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and sudden cardiac arrest by raising awareness, enabling research, and donating automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to places that need them. We also provide CPR/AED training and host free community ECG screenings for children, teens, and young adults.

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“Without an AED, my chances of survival were one in a million.”

– Mike Papale, founder Read Mike's Story

A Foundation Dedicated to Awareness, Research and Donating AEDs

HCM is the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes. When sudden cardiac arrest strikes, an AED can mean the difference between life and death.

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Coroner: Wren MS student goes into cardiac arrest on bus, dies days after being put on life support November 25, 2020Anderson District One says an 8th grade student at Wren Middle School suddenly passed away recently. Read the full story here.
– Fox Carolina
Why people fear performing CPR on women – and what to do about it Women are less likely than men to receive CPR from a bystander. But why? The reluctance, new research suggests, may be fueled by worries…
– Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
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