Mission & Values

Our Mission

The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation exists to save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities.

Our Values

It is important that values and beliefs be shared between the SADS families, medical professionals, researchers, educators, board members, and staff members. The values of passion and compassion are the underlying forces that carry us to fulfill the purpose and mission of The SADS Foundation.
We believe in carrying out the mission of SADS with passion and compassion.
We believe in perseverance as we carry out our purpose.
We believe in service.
We believe in research – we will support increases in funding research.
We believe in earning the respect of the scientific community.
We believe in being the umbrella organization that others can come to as a resource.
We believe in sharing of information. We will collaborate with other organizations to share our “expertise” with them towards the goal of making SADS the leading organization for expert opinions and dissemination of information related to sudden cardiac arrhythmia syndromes.

Our Goals

1. Increase Awareness of SADS Foundation and SADS Warning Signs

Increase the general public’s knowledge of the warning signs that may identify the child or adult at risk for sudden cardiac death.

2. Enhance Patient and Family Support

Provide information, resources, and support to assist children and their families to make informed medical decisions and to live and thrive despite the challenges of these conditions.

3. Expand Education to Health Professionals

Facilitate early recognition and accurate diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities by ensuring that healthcare providers have all available current and relevant information.

4. Increase Advocacy for Research, Screening (Diagnosis) and Medical Treatment

Encourage increased arrhythmia research, nondiscriminatory treatment and efforts that will improve the quality of life for patients with heart rhythm abnormalities.