PA: Southwestern Pennsylvania

PA: Southwestern Pennsylvania

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation's Southwestern Pennsylvania Affiliate encompasses 10 counties. It is headquartered in Pittsburgh.

We are committed to raising awareness about:

  • The public health crisis of sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S., which affects about 1,000 people each day nationwide
  • The importance of early CPR and ready access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest 
  • The need for widespread CPR-AED education for laypersons, including students before they graduate from high school 
  • Legislative advocacy efforts aimed at improving prevention of and survival from sudden cardiac arrest 
  • The need for funding to support the efforts of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, which is working on all these issues.

We are also committed to growing a regional community of survivors and loved ones, families who have lost a loved one to cardiac arrest, healthcare professionals, and other advocates--through the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network.

We are proud that our National Spokesperson is Pittsburgh's KDKA TV news anchor, Susan Koeppen, who is a sudden cardiac arrest survivor. See her message here.

One of our Affiliate's annual fundraisers is the Walk for a Healthy Community, held each year in May in Pittsburgh. 


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To join the Southwestern Pennsylvania Affiliate, contact Renee DeMichiei Farrow, Coordinator, rfarrow0630 [at] gmail [dot] com (here) or call her at 412-414-8622.

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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