KIDSHEART is a Swiss non-for-profit charitable foundation established in 2012 by Caroline & Niels Kaastrup-Larsen, for the purpose of helping to prevent sudden and unexpected cardiac death in children and young adults, by providing life saving defibrillator machines, also known as Automated External Defibrillators (AED), to Swiss schools and facilitating initial training of key school staff.

What We Do

...and how we do it! We and our many friends and supporters work together to provide AED equipment and training for schools. Find out how we do this!

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Our Goals

Learn about our goals, milestones and everything we are aiming to achieve in the next few years, and how you could help us save lives!

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Our Partners

We have been lucky to work with many kind individuals and organisations in developing new ways to battle sudden cardiac death. We'd love you to join us!

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Read our story

On October 2011, our son suffered from sudden cardiac arrest while playing football at his school. It was truly a life-changing experience for our family.

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Get Involved

We accept any form of support you can give us in reaching our goals to make Switzerland schools heartsafe. Find out how you can help us save lives.

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Contact Us

What's on your mind? Interested in showing your support? Find out how to get in touch with us with any queries you may have. We'd love to hear from you!

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Board Members

  • Caroline Kaastrup-Larsen, cand. jur., LL.M.
  • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
  • Dr. Jur. Martin Neese LL.M.
  • Dr. Med. Raoul Schmid, Pediatrician
  • Cynthia Kemish, School Nurse, ISZL

Advisory Board

  • PD Dr. Nicole Sekarski
    Head of Paediatric Cardiology, CHUV Lausanne
  • Dr. Med Maja Hug
    Independent Consultant Paediatric Intensive Care and Neonatology
    Pediatric Advanced Life Support Director (AHA)
  • PD Dr. Christian Balmer
    Head of Elektrophysiologie, Kinderspital Zurich


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  • Acconto Treuhand Jimenez

Legal Advisor

  • Neese, Hagmann & Stalder