Our Mission

Our mission is to create heart-safe communities by placing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and implementing public access defibrillation (PAD) programs to reduce Sudden Cardiac Death in youth.

Jenny’s Story

In 2008, Jenny’s heart suddenly stopped on a soccer field when she had a sudden cardiac arrest from an undetected heart condition. No AED was available to restart her heart and she was lost. Read more

What We Do

Over the last decade, the Jennifer Lynn Snyder Teen Heat Foundation has equipped Park District fields in Northbrook and Glenview, Illinois with AEDs to protect the youth who play there. Now the Foundation is working to equip fields in Deerfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Wheeling and Highwood. Read more

In the News

Parents of fallen athletes push to end sudden cardiac deaths
The TODAY Show accompanies Michele Snyder to the field where her daughter died to talk about sudden cardiac arrest in youth and the work of the JLS Teen Heart Foundation does to protect the heart of communities with AEDs. Read more

How Can You Help?

Thank you to everyone who attended Muscles and Mimosas on Sunday, July 22 at Savage Smyth in Chicago.  An amazing yoga class, followed by a demonstration on how to use an AED (which anyone can use because it talks the user through the steps!!) culminating in bagels and mimosas.

Special thanks to Leigh Salzman and the entire Jennifer Lynn Snyder Teen Heart Foundation Jr. Board of Directors who put together this fun and inspiring morning.

More good news!  If you weren’t able to attend, you can still help out by donating now.

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