2024 Adventure Race is Back and Better Than Ever!

Join us on May 18th for thrills and maybe some spills as we host our annual The Beat Goes on Adventure Race at Roundtop Mountain Resort.  This 5K and 2K adventure race features mud, hills and obstacles to challenge every part of your fitness.  The proceeds from this event benefit the lifesaving work that we do daily in Central Pennsylvania.

2024 Big 33 Free Heart Screening

Pennsylvania’s 38-member Big 33 team for the 67th Football Classic will hold its first practice, and receive FREE heart screenings by The Peyton Walker Foundation and UPMC, thanks to the generous support from Renewal by Andersen of Central PA. Also, Big 33 Cheerleaders will receive first-ever FREE heart screenings, thanks to AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union.

Huddle for Hearts

Bru is partnering with The Peyton Walker Foundation to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the importance of AEDs.

You can help save the life of someone in Cumberland County

We are working on deploying approximately 300 Avive AEDs in Cumberland County and are looking to our Cumberland County citizens to join the CARE Team (Cardiac Arrest Rapid Engagement) by hosting an AED free of charge!  CARE Team members will be trained on how to perform high quality hands-only CPR and how to use an AED.   You can help save the life of someone in Cumberland County.

Our Services & Programs

The Peyton Walker Foundation, is one of the country’s prominent heart screening advocates and leaders in providing CPR and AED training and equipment donations. At The Peyton Walker Foundation we aim to educate parents and students about the prevalence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and the importance of Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing of youth.

Learn CPR

Follow along and learn the lifesaving skill of hands-only CPR and how to use an AED.

Heart Screenings

We work with area healthcare partners to provide free heart screenings to students in the Central PA area several times per year.​

AED Donations

The Peyton Walker Foundation donates Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to various community organizations, schools, athletic clubs and police departments.

CPR & AED Training

We provide CPR & AED Certification Training classes to community members several times per year.


The Foundation awards multiple scholarships each year to students who are pursuing careers in healthcare.

Meet Peyton

Peyton was a true adventure-seeker and absolutely loved and embraced the outdoors.  She enjoyed snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, 4-wheeling in her Jeep Wrangler, and anything that involved adventure. 

Peyton never allowed her heart condition to limit her lifestyle or define who she was.  She lived life in a manner that most would envy – full of energy and passion, never missing an opportunity to share a laugh or give a hug to someone who needed it.  Peyton was fully dedicated and looking forward to working in the healthcare field upon completion of her PA studies at King’s College. 

AEDs Donated

Adults & Children Educated About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Hearts Screened

Behind Our Story

Our mission is to increase awareness and survival rates for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Latest News

Keep updated with The Peyton Walker Foundation News, Events and Success Stories and learn about Peyton and the Foundation's Lifesaving Work

Pennsylvania Big 33 Free Heart Screening

Pennsylvania Big 33 Free Heart Screening

Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) announces Pennsylvania’s 38-member Big 33 team for the 67th Football Classic will hold its first practice, and receive FREE heart screenings by The Peyton Walker Foundation and UPMC, thanks to the generous...

2023 Annual Report

We are happy to be able to share all the incredible work we have done in 2023, due in large part to the support we receive from the community.  Thank you for allowing us to continue doing this lifesaving work. 2023 Annual Report

Successful SCA Awareness Month

Successful SCA Awareness Month

October was busy with many wonderful awareness, fundraising and educational events. October 7th we hosted our first Central PA community heart screening since October of 2021.  This screening was held at Steelton-Highspire High School.   We had over 150 young people...

Our Success Stories

”Wiz” is a 4 sport student-athlete.  He plays soccer, basketball and track and is also a 2-time national speed skating champion. Wiz is the picture of health.  He is strong and physically fit. Looking at Wiz – you can’t you tell that he has a serious heart condition.

The Wiz

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Soccer player and all-around athlete, Sam, and 200 local students & athletes attended our very first free heart screening clinic in March 2015.  Sam – and her family – thought everything was fine.


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Thank You To Our Sponsors!

AmeriChoice FCU
Capital Blue
Delta Dental
Kings College
Hilton & Diminick
Members 1st
Miller & Miller
Mid Penn Bank
Planet Fitness
Renewal By Andersen
UPMC Pinnacle Foundation



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