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.

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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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In the News:

Father-and-son battled to save mum on kitchen floor December 15, 2019Sue Purvis, 65, almost lost her life after she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while cooking dinner in her Wymondham home. Read the full…
– Eastern Daily Press
Cardiac Arrest Survivor Summit Opens with Inspirational Double Resuscitation Story December 13, 2019The Cardiac Arrest Survivor Summit, sponsored by the Citizen CPR Foundation, is being held in Seattle this week. The Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF), founded…
– Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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