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Dedicated to increasing awareness of, and preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Youth

We Fund Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) & Lifesaving Training to Schools, Camps, Youth Athletic Facilities & Youth Organizations

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Help Make a Change


On October 12, 2000 Louis collapsed during soccer practice on Macclesfield in Bucks County, PA. With his Mom there with him, his coach and two bystanders rendered aid.

They immediately performed CPR in an attempt to save his life. Sadly, without an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), they could not restart his heart.
However,that didn't stop them from trying until EMS arrived.

Louis' Coach and those two Good Samaritans will forever be remembered for their courageous actions.

Louis T. Savino, III Foundation Co-Founders

Lorraine Sikora        &        Toni Pellegrini

(Louis' Aunt)                           (Louis' Mom)

Youth Heart Watch Advisory Board Members

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Our Foundation was formed in December, 2000 in memory of Louis T. Savino, III.

Louis' commitment to community service during his short life inspired us to create this Foundation to save lives and prevent similar tragedies

Louis died of an unsuspected congenital heart disorder known as

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).

HCM consists of a thickening of the heart muscle, which disrupts the main pumping

chamber of the heart.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) does not need to end in loss of life. Seconds count & waiting for emergency help to arrive wastes precious minutes.

You CAN take action!


This is the Cardiac Chain of Survival


Gone In A Heartbeat
Story of the unexpected passing of Louis T. Savino, III and of several families who lost their children to sudden cardiac arrest.
Learn why an AED is so important.



Our Foundation is a member of Parent Heart Watch, a non-profit organization which is comprised of parents who have lost youth to sudden cardiac arrest

 22 Years of Funding AEDs & Lifesaving Training

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 Every three days...

a young person is lost in the US due to sudden cardiac death.

Lack of an AED on-site and personnel trained to save a life

prevent all attempts to avoid these tragedies.

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