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. In a Heartbeat is located in Wallingford Connecticut and 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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In the News:

In A Heartbeat Monthly Newsletter – June 2024 June 17, 2024Summer is quickly approaching! June 1-7 was National CPR/AED Awareness Week and we celebrated in a big way by attending the 4th Annual CPR/AED…
– In A Heartbeat
In A Heartbeat Monthly Newsletter – March 2024 March 15, 2024Spring is right around the corner and we have been very busy the last few months donating AEDS, hosting Cardiac Screening Events, training people… More News

Upcoming Events:

Ocean Republic Fundraiser – Sunday, March, 24, 2024 (Stuart, FL)

Stony Creek Fundraiser – Sunday, May 5, 2024 (Branford, CT)

9th Annual Golf Tournament – Monday, September 23, 2024 (Wallingford, CT)