Honoring the memory of John Taylor Babbitt, the Foundation was founded to help prevent death by increasing awareness about the severity and prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest and educating the public to recognize and respond to these life threatening events.

The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation is a not for profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in John’s memory and dedicated to preventing sudden cardiac death.  

Goals and Objectives

  • Install defibrillators (AED’s) in schools, athletic venues and public gathering places and propose legislation to support placement of AED’s.
  • Establish Heart Clubs in high schools and universities to raise awareness and save lives.
  • Support research on genetic cardiac disorders that increase risk of sudden cardiac death.


  • Proposing legislation and lobbying for state-level and federal laws on defibrillators.
  • Working on municipal policies and procedures to support the purchase and maintenance of defibrillators.
  • Sponsoring local training programs in CPR/AED.

JTB Heart Clubs

  • Establishing campus JTB Clubs at high schools and universities.
  • Advising focus of club activities on Advocacy, Education, and Defibrillators.


  • Supporting research on genetic cardiac disorders, including Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and other diseases, that increase the risk of sudden cardiac death.
  • Improving the accuracy and cost effectiveness of screening programs and investigating promising treatments.

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Contact the foundation for additional information about CPR/AED training or acquiring AEDs.

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