Protecting Youth from Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Creating Heart-Safe Communities for Kids

We are committed to providing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) prevention and awareness, education, and support to the communities of southeast Pennsylvania.

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120+ AEDs Installed

Financially supported the installation of over 120 AEDs in local schools, youth-based organizations, and youth athletic leagues throughout Southeast Pennsylvania.

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Provide Free Heart Screenings

Screened 1,750 youth, identifying “potentially life-threatening” heart conditions in approximately 29 youths.

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Over 9,900 Students Trained

Trained over 9,900 local 6th grade students and over 550 parents, teachers, and coaches in life-saving CPR+AED skills.


Passed PA Legislation

Passed Pennsylvania state legislation (PA Act 35, known as “Aidan’s Law”) to help ensure that all schools in PA are equipped with updated AED devices

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Mission: How AHF Is Raising Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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.
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AED Grant Request (Currently Suspended)

We unfortunately have suspended our AED Grant program at this time.

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Become an AHF Volunteer

Our Foundation is always looking for support and community volunteers. We greatly appreciate those can help out with our annual 5K event, heart screenings and other events

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Meet Aidan

Aidan J Silva was a bright child filled with love, joy, compassion, and a sensitivity that touched every person he had come to know.

He loved hanging out with his older cousins at his annual family reunion and he was active in soccer, basketball and baseball, and loved the Phillies.

Working with Aidan’s Heart Foundation has been an incredible experience for me. I have have so many opportunities to refine my communication, collaboration and public speaking skills. It has been an experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I feel that working with the foundation has strengthened my character and taught me how important community outreach truly is.

Aidan’s Heart Foundation is one organization that surely gives back to the community where we live, play and raise our families.

Aidan’s Heart Foundation is a rapidly growing and impactful organization in our community. They work tirelessly to raise awareness about the real possibility of sudden cardiac arrest in our youth. In addition, they train hundreds of people in CPR and proper AED equipment usage to save lives. We are so fortunate to witness their fine work and meaningful results of their effort.

Aidan’s Heart Foundation has made a significant difference in not only the community, but at the state level with their advocacy to protect young hearts. They are truly saving lives by offering free heart screenings for kids, and supplying parks and schools with AEDs.

Some of Our Past Events and Achievements

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CPR + AED Training for Downingtown Sixth Graders

Over the past six years, we’ve visited the Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center in Downingtown and trained over 9,900 students in CPR + AED!

Learn More About our Heart Heroes Training Program

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Free Heart Screening Events

Our most recent heart screening event took place in November 2021 for student athletes at Coatesville Senior High School. 

Where We’ve Placed AEDs