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 (SCA). In fact, survival rates can triple when bystanders act quickly and decisively. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People™ Award honors 'ordinary' people with extraordinary spirits who helped save the lives of SCA victims.

The purpose of the award is to increase awareness about the critical need for laypersons 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 (AED). Preference will be given to cases that occurred within the past five years.

How to nominate your rescuer

Complete and submit this application by October 25. Your story should be limited to 500 words. If you would like to send additional information, contact info [at] sca-aware [dot] org (subject: People%20Saving%20People%20award) . If available, please send an image (.jpg or .png) of your rescuer(s) to info [at] sca-aware [dot] org.


Contact info [at] sca-aware [dot] org (subject: People%20Saving%20People%20award) .


Entries will be published on the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation website. Nominees will be acknowledged with certificates of recognition. The first place winner will be recognized at the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit, December 10-13, 2019, in Seattle, and will win an AED that may be donated to a location of the winner's choice.

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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