40 Under 40

The Future of 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 must be received by October 31, 2019

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 Partner Council will evaluate nominees 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 presented by the foundation President
  • Social media campaign
  • Sharing of program content and nominees by many of our partner organizations
  • Recognition at the bi-annual CCPRF Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit, including discounted registration and group discounts for peers. (Winners will be encouraged but not required to attend.)

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