Awards and Recognition

June Daugherty Public Spirit Award

Named in honor of Washington State University women’s basketball coach June Daugherty, who is an SCA survivor, the June Daugherty Public Spirit Award recognizes and individual or an organization which uses its public position and visibility to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest/cardiovascular disease.


2008 - June Daugherty
2009 - Dr. Joseph Ornato, Virginia Commonwealth University
2010 - Maggie Dixon Foundation
2011- Billings Clinic Community Training Center

Medical Leadership Award

Public or private medical institution or program directly addressing SCA with strategic tactics to increase survivability of SCA for which actual results can be measured; not an individual

2008 - University of PA Department of Emergency Medicine’s Center for Resuscitation Science 
2009 - FDNY EMS “Project NYC Hypothermia” 
2010 - Safar Center for Resuscitation Research 
2011-  Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbot Northwestern Hospital
2012 - Resuscitation Academy


Public Leadership Award 

Government figure (senator, representative, state senator, state representative, mayor, city council member, governor, head of federal/state/local government agency, etc.) with an interest in SCA followed by demonstrative action and commitment to the cause, whether in the form of establishing a task force or sponsoring legislation (just a few options). In other words, recipient of this award must have attempted to make some type of progress addressing SCA simply beyond words in a speech. 

2008 - The SHARE Program – Bureau of EMS and Trauma System Arizona Department of Health Services 
2009 - The Honorable Patrick Quinn, Governor of Illinois 
2010 - Not awarded 
2011-  Not awarded
2012 - Federal Aviation Administration

Public Service Award 

Community organization (nonprofit preferred but private also acceptable) that raises awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), prevents sudden cardiac death and/or improves cardiovascular health

2008 - Rochester, Minnesota Police Department
2009 - San Diego Project Heartbeat
2010 - Ann Mollicone (Awarded as Public Service & Education Award)
2011 -The Mikey Network
2011- Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
2012 - Florida Heart Research Institute

Corporate Leadership Award

Company (public or private) that has established proactive measures to increase employee awareness of SCA and/or heart-healthy lifestyles and/or focus on employee safety through placement of AEDs on premises and development of internal emergency responder teams. Cannot be a corporate funder (or funder subsidiary) of SCAA or a cardiovascular device maker

2008 - American Airlines
2009 - Not awarded
2010 - Not Awarded
2011-  Cargill
2012 - Western Union

Corporate Emergency Readiness Leadership Award

2011 - The Walt Disney Company
2012 - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Ft. Worth Texas

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