The Young Hearts for Life (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program will be returning to Conant High School on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and in Illinois. Under the guidance of Dr. Joseph Marek, a clinical cardiologist, YH4L seeks to detect young adults at risk for sudden cardiac death, and increase community awareness of this devastating problem. YH4L does this by providing FREE electrocardiogram (ECG) testing that can identify heart conditions that can cause sudden death. ECG testing is recommended every two years.
YH4L Cardiac Screening Program identifies high school and college students at risk for sudden cardiac death. Each week sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 60 young adults in the United States. YH4L, by working with area high schools and colleges, offers ECG testing to all students free of charge. For more information about the YH4L program, please visit website www.yh4l.org
In order to make this event successful, we need to have parent/community volunteers. The screening is offered during the school day. All volunteers must attend one of the training sessions on Wednesday, August 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm or 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The volunteer shifts on Thursday, August 23 are All Day 7:30 am to 3:30 pm or AM shift 7:30 to 11:45 am or PM shift 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Here is sign up works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to the invitation page on SignUp.com:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots. Be sure to sign up for your training session as well as the shift you will work at the screening. Please consider joining us for the entire day.
SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.