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

Watch our video with Christy Silva 2018 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree

Pura Vida Bracelet Fundraiser

Anyone who donates $25 or more will receive our newest Foundation swag, a beautiful custom bracelet from Pura Vida Bracelets, in our Foundation colors (red, purple, & white), which were designed by students at the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center here in Downingtown.

AHF Pura Vida bracelet

To date, Aidan’s Heart Foundation has:


Financially supported the installation of over 89 AEDs in local schools, youth-based organizations, and youth athletic leagues


Screened 2,100 youth, identifying “potentially life-threatening” heart conditions in approximately 29 youths


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 6,100 students and over 550 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.

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

Edgar H.

Chester County, PA

Upcoming Events

Heart Screening Events

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Some of Our Past Events and Achievements

Downingtown 6th graders training on CPR+AED

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 6,100 students in CPR + AED!

Learn More About our Heart Heroes Training Program

doctors at heart screening event for AHF

Free Heart Screening Events

Our most recent heart screening event took place in November 2019 for students of the Downingtown School District. We held the screening event at the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center in Downingtown.

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

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