Project ADAM advocates.

Our affiliate programs advocate for access to AEDs and CPR training in schools and communities.

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Project ADAM prepares schools.

Project ADAM provides schools with the resources needed to implement the cardiac chain of survival.

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Project ADAM saves lives.

Project ADAM unites healthcare systems across the nation to promote and support implementation of Heart Safe Schools.

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To make a donation to Project ADAM, visit our Donation Link.

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If you have questions or know someone who could benefit from Project ADAM, please contact the National Office.




Project ADAM began in 1999 after the death of Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Whitefish Bay, WI, high school student who collapsed and died while playing basketball. Adam suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), in which ventricular fibrillation occurred, a condition in which the ventricles cannot pump blood into the body. Defibrillation, or an AED, could have saved his life.

Adam's parents Patty and Joe, collaborated with Children's Wisconsin to create this program in Adam's memory.


Damar Hamlin - A statement from Project ADAM

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National Project ADAM Affiliates
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  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's

  • Arkansas Children's

  • Children’s Mercy Kansas City

  • Children's of Mississippi

  • Cleveland Clinic Children's

  • Duke Children's Hospital

    Duke Pediatric Heart Center

  • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

  • Medical University of South Carolina

    Medical University South Carolina

  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital

    Nicklaus Children's Hospital

  • Ochsner Hospital for Children

  • Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego

  • Riley Hospital for Children

  • West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Children's Wisconsin

  • Children's Hospital Colorado

    Children's Hosptial Colorado

  • Children's Hospital of Philidelphia

    CHOP Cardiac Center

  • Children's of Alabama

  • Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

    Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

  • Cook Children's

  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital

    East Tennessee Children's Hospital

  • U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

  • UC Davis Children's Hospital

  • Nationwide Children's

  • Texas Children's Hospital

  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Vanderbilt

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

  • Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

  • KU Wichita Pediatrics