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:

Why to Sign up for CPR Class July 22, 2019Not to make you nervous or anything, but more than 7,000 children in the United States fall victim to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year,…
– Salt Lake Magazine
Two Larrys, two cardiac arrests, two survivors thanks to AEDs July 21, 2019In 2007, a man from Portland, named Larry, survived a cardiac arrest at an airport in Hawaii. Read the full story here.
– The Oregonian
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