40 Under 40

The Future In Our Fight to Save Lives From SCA

The future of sudden cardiac arrest survival lies in the hands of today’s innovators, emerging leaders and those willing to take action. Recognizing 40 outstanding individuals less than 40 years of age, our new recognition program will help create a strong community of engaged individuals, strengthening the future of sudden cardiac arrest training, response and survival.


Program Criteria

Core criteria for consideration is having made a meaningful contribution to SCA outcomes in a personal or professional setting. This could include:

  • Saving an individuals life
  • Training, preparedness and implementation in a community, group or business setting
  • Raising awareness on a local, regional or national scale
  • Unique progress, contributions or findings in cardiac arrest science, practice, and/or research
  • Product innovations, inventions or enhancements

Nominations for the class of 2021 are now closed, check back to learn about our winners and join us at the 2021 Cardiac Arrest Summit to celebrate them

Nominees may come from any background including but not limited to:

  • Everyday citizens
  • Responders
  • Trainers
  • Students
  • Community activists
  • Science and research
  • Practice in a clinical setting
  • Technology and innovation
  • Education
  • Athletics
  • Business and industry
  • Products and services
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Selection Process

Our 40 Under 40 nominations committee will evaluate submissions based on their preparedness, implementation and impact. Once selected, the 40 nominees will receive:

  • A professionally crafted national press release
  • Their story featured on www.citizencpr.org
  • A special edition eNewsletter distributed to our internal, partner and sponsor mailing lists
  • An official recognition award
  • Social media campaign
  • Sharing of program content and nominees by many of our partner organizations

Our partners help make this program possible. Learn more about them here.