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SEQUOIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

STUDENT HEART SCREENING EVENT

 

INVITED:        All young adults, 12 to 25 years old, in the Bay Area and surrounding communities are invited to participate in Via Heart Project’s heart screening event.

WHY:              It is estimated 1 in 500 school-aged children suffer an undiagnosed heart defect, which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death. A typical annual physical does not screen for advanced heart abnormalities. This screening does not take the place of your annual or pre-participation sports physical.

WHAT:           Screenings take 60-90 minutes (wait times may vary). A team of medical volunteers; including cardiologists, sonographers, and nurses from the Bay Area, will conduct a health history questionnaire review, an EKG test, and if warranted, an echocardiogram. The entire process is non-invasive—no needles or x-ray exposure—and we ensure each teen’s confidentiality, privacy, and individual modesty is respected throughout all aspects of the screening.

HOW:             Your child must be registered in advance. Registration will open September 24, 2018 and will close at noon on November 2nd, 2018 and is limited to 500 students. Use this link to register beginning 9:00am on September 24: https://viaheartproject.org/screenings/

WHEN:           Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE:          Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062

COST:             Via Heart Project is able to provide this heart screening free of charge thanks to generous sponsors, Sequoia Healthcare District, the Sequoia Union High School District, and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Foundation. Consider paying it forward to allow Via to keep saving young lives. Just $25 helps them screen another teen. Donations may be made at the screening, during the online registration process, or by using this link: https://viaheartproject.org/donate/.