Strategic Imperatives




Increasing the quantity of AED units and trained individuals in schools will prevent or decrease the rates of Sudden Cardiac Death, especially among youth. 

  • Help the American Heart Association provide training to school staff in CPR and AED use
  • Prevent SCD in schools
  • Promote Heart Safe Accreditation for all schools
  • Improve awareness of SCD within communities
  • Equip schools with AEDs and proper training
  • Provide at least one AED at all scholastic sporting events
  • Help to provide heart screenings for students and young athletes


Increasing awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and who it affects is key to ensure more people are informed about this medical emergency and how to respond.

Our Vision is for Harrison Hugs to be taken nationally, assisting school districts across the country in preventing deaths due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.


Increasing the number of local partnerships and engaging people in those communities will build a strong network that supports one another and Harrison Hugs.

Our Mission is to continue Harrison’s legacy of selfless compassion by creating a culture of heart safety in schools and awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death and Sudden Cardiac Arrest in adolescents.