The American Heart Association (AHA) recognized Granby resident Dr. Seth Lapuk with the Leadership Legacy Award on Dec. 14. The award recognizes volunteers for exceptional service and contributions over a significant period of time.
Lapuk is a pediatric cardiologist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
He began his involvement with the American Heart Association as a member of the Founder’s Affiliate Board of Directors and is a current member of the Connecticut Board of Directors.
A passionate and strong supporter of the association’s mission, Lapuk has spent countless hours advocating for health equity for all Connecticut residents. In 2012, he helped to lead the first Little Heart Hero Day in Connecticut to engage children with congenital heart defects and their families, combining education and the AHA’s mission awareness in a fun environment.
“Dr. Lapuk has been a longtime passionate volunteer and board member who has made a tremendous impact in Connecticut improving hearts and lives,” said Association Executive Director Adria Giordano. “He has been instrumental in advocating for change and helping us make Hands-Only CPR a high school graduation requirement. Because of his commitment and passion, there will be a new generation of lifesavers. We want to sincerely thank Dr. Lapuk for his dedication and tremendous commitment to making hearts healthier in Connecticut.”