Sudden Cardiac Death is the
of Student Athletes
1 in 300
youth has a hidden heart condition that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Death.
of Hidden Heart Conditions.
Sports Physicals are Detecting
Italy’s Student Athlete Heart Screening
Program has reduced the number of
Sudden Cardiac Deaths by
more than 90%
December 7, 1993 - May 27, 2016
Kristoffer was a very unselfish, caring, and generous person. He had a BIG HEART.
Kristoffer always gave it his best no matter what he was doing, especially while he was running or working. He had a BIG HEART.
Kristoffer had a hidden heart condition called cardiomyopathy where long term effects include a growing and enlarged heart.
We like to honor Kristoffer’s memory and preserve his BIG HEART spirit by giving support and help to others.
Raise awareness around Sudden Cardiac Death in youth/young adults Promote and raise awareness around the meanings of BIG HEART
Support, initiate and lead proactive prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in youth/young adults
Support, initiate, and lead reactive prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
Support research on Sudden Cardiac Death in youth/young adults
Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Youth
Who we are
The Kristoffer Larsen BIG HEART Memorial Foundation has been established by the Larsen family of Geneva, Illinois to honor the great memory of their beloved son and brother Kristoffer Larsen (1993-2016).
Kristoffer suffered a sudden cardiac death on May 27, 2016 at age 22 while visiting his grandparents in Norway. He was a healthy and active young man that cared greatly for his siblings, family, friends, and people around him. Our work with the Foundation is dedicated in his honor, to preserve his spirit, positive outlook, and to help prevent other families from experiencing the devastation of suddenly losing a loved one.
We partner with the community and organizations that can help achieve our vision. We would love your help and support.