People Saving People™ Award
Bystander intervention often means the difference between life and death for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People™ award honors 'ordinary' people with extraordinary spirits who have helped save the lives of SCA victims. The purpose of the award is to increase awareness about the critical need for laypersons to be prepared to intervene in sudden cardiac emergencies.
Nominees for the award should be individuals who helped save the life of an SCA victim, but did not have a work-related duty to respond. Lifesaving actions could include one or more of the following: Calling 9-1-1, providing CPR, and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Preference will be given to cases that occurred within the past five years.
How to Apply
To nominate someone for the People Saving People award, please submit a 300-500 word narrative that includes the following information:
Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. Nominations should be sent to info [at] sca-aware [dot] org (subject: People%20Saving%20People%20award) .
All entries will be acknowledged through publication on this website and certificates of recognition from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The first place award winner will be recognized at the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, December 8, in New Orleans, LA. The deadline for entry submission is October 23. Questions? Contact info [at] sca-aware [dot] org (subject: People%20Saving%20People%20award) or 724-934-0034.
To see past nominees, click here.
To see past winners, click here.