Anyone can be a New Jersey American Heart or Stroke Hero!
The New Jersey American Heart and Stroke Heroes Recognition Program celebrates those who are working to strengthen the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Chain of Survival. Individuals (children or adults), groups, organizations and businesses in New Jersey who made rescue efforts or took extraordinary steps to strengthen the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Chain of Survival within the 2017 to present day timeframe will be considered.
Who can be an awardee?
- Anyone who performs CPR or defibrillation and acted in a good faith effort to help save a life regardless of the outcome;
- Anyone who recognizes a stroke or cardiac emergency and activates the Chain of Survival by calling 9-1-1;
- Off-duty police, security, fire, rescue, EMS or medical professionals who strengthen the Chain of Survival;
- People or groups who take extraordinary measures to educate others on the Chain of Survival, including the recognition of a stroke or cardiac emergency.
Nominees selected to receive the New Jersey American Heart or Stroke Hero Award—locally sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health—will be recognized at the state-wide celebration on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Mercer Oaks Country Club located at 725 Village Road West, Princeton Junction, NJ at 6:00 pm. All awardees will be notified in advance. All individuals or groups recognized must be willing to have their experience included in promotional materials, publicity, social media, programming, collateral and other use as determined by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
If you or someone you know have strengthened the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Chain of Survival please fill out the nomination form below online OR print and return the form to:
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
Attention: Community Impact—Heart and Stroke Hero Awards
1 Union Street, Suite 301
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 19, 2019. For questions or additional information, please call Courtney Nelson, Sr. Director of Community Impact at 609.223.3734 or email [email protected].