The Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation’s efforts are focused on several objectives:

  1. Awareness of the need for automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), particularly where our children spend most of their time – in schools
  2. The implementation of public access defibrillation programs
  3. Training of individuals in CPR and the use of an AED
  4. Research that will ultimately develop chest protection to protect against sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

Through several successful fundraising endeavors, the Foundation has been able to:

  • Provide funding for school districts and youth athletic organizations to purchase AEDs
  • Sponsor CPR/AED training for coaches, teachers, and youth organization volunteers and other non-profit organizations
  • Develop an audio/visual awareness kit, “AEDs in the School,” that explains the issue of commotio cordis and provides all the necessary information to implement a Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program in your community. Request an awareness kit today.
  • Underwrite medical research to investigate the prevention of commotio cordis
  • Provide scholarships for youth lacrosse players and college-bound students
  • Promote and host free heart screening programs
  • Lobby for heart health and AED legislation statewide and nationally
  • Partner with national sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)organizations

To help continue our efforts to save young lives, please consider making a donation or learn about other ways to support our mission.