People Saving People: Heroes Who Made a Difference

People Saving People: Heroes Who Made a Difference

People Saving People™ Award

Bystander intervention often means the difference between life and death for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. In fact, survival rates can double or triple when bystanders act quickly and decisively. 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.

2019 Contest


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. Preference will be given to cases that occurred within the past five years.

How to Nominate Your Rescuer


All entries will be acknowledged through publication on this website and certificates of recognition from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The first place winner will be recognized at the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, December 10-13, 2019, in Seattle, WA, and will win an AED.

To see past nominees, click here.

To see past winners, click here.


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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