Raising Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth

Our Mission

Aidan’s Heart Foundation is committed to providing awareness, education, and support to the communities of the southeast Pennsylvania region and its surrounding area to create heart-safe communities for youth regarding the prevention of and/or response to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

— Formally adopted September 3, 2013

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To date, Aidan’s Heart Foundation has:

  • Financially supported the installation of over 85 AEDs in local schools, youth-based organizations, and youth athletic leagues
  • Screened 1,800 youth, identifying “potentially life-threatening” heart conditions in approximately 20 youth
  • Passed state legislation (PA Act 35, known as “Aidan’s Law”) to help ensure that all schools in PA are equipped with updated AED devices
  • Trained over 5,000 students and over 500 parents, teachers, and coaches in life-saving CPR+AED skills
  • Promoted the awareness of, including both preventative and responsive measures to, Sudden Cardiac Arrest among youth in our communities, state, and beyond. Aidan’s Heart Foundation is based in Chester County, PA and is a member organization of Parent Heart Watch, the national voice for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth.

Upcoming Events

Heart Screening Events

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9th Annual 5k for Aidan J.

This event will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Kerr Park in Downingtown, PA.

Some of Our Past Events and Achievements

CPR + AED Training for DOWNINGTOWN Sixth Graders

Over the past four years, we’ve visited Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center in Downingtown and trained over 5,000 students in CPR + AED!

Learn More About our Heart Heroes Training Program

Latest Free Heart Screening Event - April 2018

Our most recent heart screening event took place on April 28, 2018 for students of the Downingtown School District. We held the screening event at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center in Downingtown.

Learn How Your Sports Organization, School or University, Church or Community Group Can Get an AED