Our Mission

A young athlete dies every 72 hours from SCA, but we believe these tragedies can be prevented. We believe this is possible by:
  • Advancing overall awareness to young athletes, parents, and coaches
  • Providing youth, schools, and organizations with access to preventative heart screenings and life-saving automated external defibrillators
  • Implementing training standards and safety protocols in athletic associations and educational institutions
  • Advocating for the establishment of legislation supporting SCA standardized requirements.
By founding Smiling Hearts, our vision is to turn every potential tragedy of Sudden Cardiac Arrest into a story of survival. Learn more about our key areas of focus.
Run for Nick April 2018, Publix Georgia Marathon