Free Youth Heart Screening March 12, 2023
Serving Sacramento Area Communities
We are excited to share that on Sunday, March 12, 2023, the Kyle J. Taylor Foundation (KJTF) in collaboration with UC Davis Health and Project ADAM Sacramento are hosting a Free Youth Heart Screening for the Sacramento community. The screening is open to anyone ages 12-25 years of age at NO COST. This free event will be held from 9am-4pm in the gymnasium at Christian Brothers High School (4315 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820)
These screenings are so important! The current annual physical examinations or sports pre-participation physical exams miss about 85-90% of the issues that can cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in children and young adults. The issues that cause SCA in young people must be seen on an electrocardiogram (EKG) because they are structural or electrical issues that cannot be heard through a stethoscope. The EKG is a simple test that records the electrical activity of the heart using small sticky electrode patches that are attached to the skin of the chest. EKGs are quick, easy and completely painless.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk in Children and Young Adults:
· Leading cause of death of student athletes
· Leading cause of death on school campuses
· 1 in 300 youth have an undiagnosed heart condition that puts them at risk for SCA
The KJTF will be providing the EKGs and equipment for screening the community, with the aid of medical volunteers from UC Davis Health. Cardiologists will be volunteering their time to review the results of the EKGs and make referrals as needed. The screening includes cardiac risk assessment, EKG, and doctor review, which generally takes about 40 minutes to complete.
To Register to be Screened please click the Get Heart Screened button above.You will select a 30 minute time slot, you will need to arrive within that 30 minutes.
To Volunteer for the Event please click the Volunteer My Time button above. There are two categories - General volunteers and Medical volunteer. You can sign up to work morning or afternoon shifts.
Make a Donation Help us provide more screenings for free in our community. Any amount helps us to screen more youth, just to give you an ideas it costs about $40 to screen one child.
Since this is an indoor clinic setting, masks will be required for all of our volunteers and participants
(you will sign up for one of these areas)
(you will sign up for your area of expertise)