Free Youth Heart Screening
Serving the Sonoma Community
Saturday, July 15, 2023 10am-4pm @ Hanna Center in Sonoma
On Saturday July 15, 2023, the Kyle J. Taylor Foundation in collaboration with Just1Mike Foundation and Who We Play For are thrilled to bring the first ever community wide heart screening for youth and young adults in Sonoma Valley, and it’s FREE. These three foundations honor the lives of Michael, Kyle and Rafe all who lost their young lives to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Together, we work to ensure that other families, teams and communities will never know this pain.
This free event will be held from 10am-4pm at Hanna Center (17000 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476), The screening is open to anyone ages 12-25 years of age.
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 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.
(you will sign up for one of these areas)
(you will sign up for your area of expertise)