PREVENTION

PREDICTION

PREPAREDNESS

What We Do

Prevention

The Foundation funds research focused on the cause, diagnosis and potential prevention of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) through The David Heller Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at the Providence Heart Institute.

Prediction

We sponsor and facilitate teen athlete cardiac screening events to alert youth and their families of heart abnormalities and educate the public on the importance  of screening to detect conditions such as HCM — the most common cause of sudden death in athletes.

Preparedness

The Foundation purchases, donates and distributes portable Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to schools and sports teams and organizations throughout the region to ensure easy access and fast response if an emergency arises on the field, on the bus or in the gym.

Support our mission to save lives and make a substantial difference in teen heart health by donating to the David Heller Foundation.

TO DATE

$200k

THE DAVID HELLER CENTER FOR HCM

OVER

42,000

TEEN ATHLETES SCREENED

OVER

375

AEDs
DONATED

Our story

David Heller was 17 years old when he died on November 23, 2005 as a result of an undiagnosed heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. David had no symptoms that would alert his family that he had a life threatening condition.

The David Heller Foundation was established in 2006 to honor David’s memory by promoting the importance of teen heart health and educating the public on HCM, the leading cause of death in teen athletes.

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Cultivating Healthy Hearts

August 24, 2024
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21024 Gillihan Road — Sauvie Island, Portland