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Heart Screening Volunteers Needed

Reported by jim_senft@ipsd.org on 12/14/18

District 204 is teaming up with Young Hearts for Life, Edward-Elmhurst Health, and the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation to host the Young Hearts for Life Cardiac Screening Program for high school students. Young Hearts for Life is a heart screening initiative involving a simple three-minute ECG that is administered to students at no cost. The goal of the program is to screen high school students and identify those who might be at risk for sudden cardiac death, which is estimated to claim the lives of more than 60 young adults each week in the U.S.

This program is free and available to all high school students thanks to generous financial support provided by Edward-Elmhurst Health and the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. This project is also made possible through hundreds of community volunteers. Volunteers are currently needed at all three high schools. No medical knowledge is needed to volunteer. However, volunteers are required to attend a training session prior to the screening.

Please contact the schools listed below to volunteer or visit YH4L.org.

Metea Valley: Screening January 24 / Training January 23
Neuqua Birkett Center: Screening January 31 / Training January 30
Neuqua Valley Main: Screening February 14 / Training February 13
Waubonsie Valley: Screening May 2 / Training May 1

You may also search "Explore 204: Heart Screenings" on YouTube to learn more.

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