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What People Are Saying About the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation


"It has been a privilege to be affiliated with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation for the past several years. The foundation is truly there to spread the word to everyone about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and its devastating effects on our society. The foundation is not only a great resource for survivors through the Survivor Network but also a place where families and other loved ones can ask tough questions about SCA. I have many friends and colleagues that have turned to me for answers about the latest SCA treatment or therapy because of my affiliation with this industry-leading foundation." - Matt Strauss, Volunteer

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Founding Members

“I am very impressed by the clear focus of the Foundation. I am convinced that such a center of excellence providing quality information and opportunities for collaboration will provide a much-needed service for health and safety professionals, the at-risk community and the general public. I am proud that Philips is a Founding Member of the SCA Foundation and I strongly encourage other stakeholders to participate. Together, I believe, we can make a difference.” - Craig Peterson, Philips Healthcare

“We are delighted to support the SCA Foundation by becoming a Founding Member….There needs to be a clear, consistent voice about the public health hazard which is sudden cardiac arrest. We would all do well to clarify in the minds of the public the important differences between heart failure, heart attacks and SCA so that lifesaving therapies can be applied…Through our efforts together, I am hopeful we can bridge the gap in care.” - Joseph Smith, MD, PhD, Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management

“The need for continued clear information about the lifesaving potential of early defibrillation, public access and support for programs and individuals who have taken up the call to arms is as acute today as ever. Very few schools have AEDs, most police do not carry them and we are as far away as ever from the vision we share of universal access and proliferation. We are pleased to offer our support as
a Founding Member of the SCA Foundation.” - Ward Hamilton, ZOLL Medical Corporation


2006 Founding Board of Directors

“Many different organizations offer information on causes, prevention and treatment of SCA. No organization aggregates and organizes that information in one easy-to-use location. No organization also links together individuals with common interests in SCA. I believe the SCA Foundation will accomplish this goal.” - Michael Sayre, MD, University of Washington

“In my view, the SCA Foundation has the potential to serve not only as the premier information resource center on SCA, but also as a powerful virtual meeting place for informed collaboration at the community, state and national level to increase awareness and ultimately save more lives.” - Richard Lazar, Esq., AED Risk Insights

“Many existing organizations touch some part of the solution to the major public health problem of SCA, but no one organization has put all the parts together to significantly improve survival…I would be pleased to communicate with any potential funding organizations to encourage their involvement.” - Robert Niskanen, Resurgent LLC

“Many different organizations are engaged in the battle against death from SCA. I think it is extremely important that the SCA Foundation intends to foster a collaborative relationship with all the different players… I look forward to working with (the Foundation) in any way I can to improve outcome and provide support for patients, families and communities touched by SCA.” - Edward Racht, MD, American Medical Response

"The SCA Foundation can and will be an effective agent for awareness and resources for SCA prevention, treatment, and support of survivors. Using technology such as this website and in school and community programs and services, it is our hope to empower the citizens to be lifesavers." - Robert Gillio, MD, Innerlink


Members of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Network

"Today I joined the SCA Survivor Network. I am grateful to be able to do so. Thank you to this Foundation for bringing people together. - Kim Zapela, 40 at the time of her SCA

"I hope to serve in some small way to help others get the second chance that I now have." - Tim Ries, 44 at the time of his SCA

"I just joined the SCA Survivor Network. I was looking for all of you who have had a cardiac arrest. There just are not that many people around me who can understand what we have all gone through and survived. I hope to make some new friends here!" - Nancy Pyrro, 49 at the time of her SCA

"All I can do is thank God, my family, the special people who helped me get through this hard time and, of course, my "hero" who actually saved my life. Soon I will be back in action, trying to protect others from going through what I endured." - Mike Papale, 17 at the time of his SCA

"It's always a warm experience to meet another individual who survived the same life-threatening condition, because we share an uncommon bond--being granted life after sudden cardiac death." Paula Milliner, 20 at the time of her SCA

"I'll do anything I can to help others survive." - David Belkin, Esq., 65 at the time of his SCA

"I believe there is a reason I survived--and that reason is to help spread awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and to show the importance of CPR and defibrillation so that others may have the same chance that I did." Butch Gibbs, Iowa, 55 at the time of his SCA

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in supporting the SCA Foundation? For information, please call 724-625-0025 or write to info [at] sca-aware [dot] org.

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Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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