The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation is a not for profit 501©-3 organization founded in John’s memory and dedicated to preventing sudden cardiac death.
John was 16 years old when he collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing basketball with his friends. He was 2003 graduate of St. Patrick’s School in Chatham N.J. and a junior at The Pingry School in Martinsville. An avid sports fan, John played football, basketball, soccer and baseball. His knowledge of sports was legendary and he loved nothing more than sharing that knowledge with his friends and family. Virtuous, decent, kind and caring, John was a great friend, brother, son and grandson. He always listened when people wanted to talk and had the ability to bring a smile to the faces of those he touched.
Goals and Objectives:
- Install defibrillators (AED’s) in schools, athletic venues and public gathering places and propose legislation to support placement of AED’s
- Establish Heart Clubs in high schools and universities to raise awareness and save lives.
- Support research on genetic cardiac disorders that increase risk of sudden cardiac death.