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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Health, Health Support, Public & Societal Benefit, Youth Development

Mission: To make parents, students, school boards and state officials aware of the risks of undetected heart defects which can cause injury or death while playing sports and to change regulations that are in place to make it safer for school athletics.

Programs: To make parents, students, school boards and state officials aware of the risks of undetected heart defects which can cause injury or death while playing sports and to change regulations that are in place to make it safer for school athletics.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

JonathansHeart

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I can not say enough about the courageous work being done by the Ken Heart Foundation. The founder, Linnette, was one of the first to reach out to me after the loss of my own son Jonathan. Our son too was living with an undetected heart syndrome whose first warning sign was sudden cardac arrest. Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes children and youth across our nation everyday and Linette and the KHF were one of the first to start connecting the devasting losses of youth to undetected heart syndromes in a data base which has helped to raise the level of concern and awareness about SCA and youth nationally. With organization like KHF raising awareness, screening kids, and putting defibrillators where our children work and play the tradgies of SCA are reduced. Each time we prevent a death, we honor our own children.

10 fleursderoy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I lost my Youngest son Travis to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Linette Derminer was one of the first people I met. Her work through her foundation (Ken Heart Foundation) inspired me to create a foundation in California to try and emulate what Linette has done. She is truly an inspiration and has made a difference in her community, her state and on a national level.

14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi Linette...lots going on here. Have my neck surgery in a few weeks... Going to send an email we received from RED CROSS...unbelieveable! HAHAHA... Sorry it took so long to get this out. We have to redo our web site too! We should talk and catch up. Sandy