We’re Raising Awareness
of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth

sudden cardiac arrest statistics in youth

Mission: How AHF Is Raising Awareness of SCA

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.


sudden cardiac arrest statistics in youth

AED Grant Request

Learn how you can request to be funded for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for your school, sports organization, daycare or community organization.

sudden cardiac arrest statistics in youth

Become a Volunteer

Our Foundation is always looking for support and community volunteers. We greatly appreciate those can help out with our annual events and more. 

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 100 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.

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

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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