Join our fight to keep young hearts beating. There are many ways you can help us reach our goals and save lives. Did you know that…

  • Kids at St. John's with their new AED8 out of every 1,000 births each year will have a heart defect
  • 300,000 youths under age 21 have a congenital heart defect
  • Long QT syndrome is more common than Childhood Leukemia
  • It is estimated that 5,000 to 7,000 of our youth in the United States will die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest EVERY YEAR
  • When a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest, every minute counts; for every minute that a victim goes without defibrillation, his/her chance for survival decreases by 7-10%.

Kids CPR TrainingHaving AEDs readily available at easily accessible locations, and having on-site trained individuals to deliver potentially life-saving defibrillation therapy quickly and effectively, can increase chances of survival by 90%. On average, it takes EMS teams in the U.S. 6 to 12 minutes to arrive on the scene resulting in a 90-95 percent fatality rate for SCA victims. Most deaths from SCA can be prevented with rapid response and treatment. With your help, we can prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest and reduce the number of fatalities from this all too common killer.

We can’t do it alone. We need your help to change the statistics. We are always seeking motivated volunteers to help in our daily operations and awareness campaigns. peoplelearningcprWe are also looking for qualified volunteers for our bi-annual Community Heart Screenings, as well as our training program to educate school personnel in CPR and AED’s. If you are a Registered Nurse, EKG Technician, Cardiologist, or have experience in CPR/AED training and want to help us make a difference, contact us to find out how you can help us save our students. Volunteer it does your HEART Good!

Contact us to get started volunteering!

Mail: P.O. Box 22346, Bakersfield, CA 93390

Phone: (661) 331-9157


With Sudden Cardiac Arrest accounting for more deaths per year than breast cancer, lung cancer and HIV/AIDS combined; it’s only a matter of time before someone you know becomes a victim. We need your help to raise awareness, educate school personnel on CPR/AED’s, increase accessibility to life saving devices, and provide health screenings to detect heart abnormalities early and prevent SCA. Every dollar you donate helps us accomplish these goals, saving countless lives and giving children at risk a better chance at survival. Olivia’s Heart Project is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status so all contributions are tax deductible. Together, let’s spread the word and Keep Young Hearts Beating!