John Taylor Babbitt Foundation
Campus Programs

JTB Heart Clubs

A JTB Heart Club is a campus chapter of the JTB Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to prevent sudden cardiac death. The Foundation is named in honor of John Taylor Babbitt who died at age 16 when his heart stopped during a basketball game at his church gym.  

A JTB Heart Club is founded, organized, and run by students on a high school or college campus. The club contributes to the foundation mission by focusing on four goals: Advocacy, Education, Defibrillators and Fundraising. A campus club should also have an adviser from the faculty or administration according to the school’s policy.

Currently, there are JTB Heart Clubs at over 6 schools in the NJ area, including:
  • Chatham High
  • Pingry
  • Fairfield Universiy
  • Mother Seton
  • Delbarton
  • Benedictine Academy
  • Villanova
For more information on how to start a club at your High School or University, please download the Campus Clulb Toolkit. You can view pictures from active JTB Heart Clubs below:

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