The goal of the Hannah Wernke Memorial Foundation was to build awareness and to raise funds benefiting CPVT genetic heart research.


The Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, directed by Dr. Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., is dedicated to exposing the genetic causes behind these tragedies, specifically those that disrupt the heart’s electrical system. Dr. Ackerman is working to identify the genetic causes behind CPVT and to figuring out ways to defuse or protect patients from this ticking time bomb.

Scholarship Program

The Hannah Wernke Memorial Foundation offered scholarships to qualified graduating seniors who were pursuing a degree in Education.