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Free Cardiac Screens Provided to Student Athletes by the Anthony Bates Foundation

Douglas County School District has partnered with the Anthony Bates Foundation (ABF) to provide cardiac screens to the student-athletes of the district. The leading killer of young athletes is a condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) or “enlarged heart.”   Every three days, another “perfectly healthy” student-athlete dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) while playing sports.  Avoiding those heart-breaking deaths is possible with a simple heart screening. The painless, fast screenings check children for heart conditions leading to SCA. In the fourteen years of ABF conducting free screenings, consistently, one out of ten student athletes are found with a detectable, serious, treatable heart condition.

With its cadre of sponsors, volunteers, and volunteer nurses and cardiac physicians, the Foundation, with the support of our sponsors, will perform for free the normally $1,250 echocardiogram, a $500 Electrocardiogram (EKG) with a physician review. While there is no charge for the child heart screenings at this event, a voluntary tax-deductible contribution to the Anthony Bates Foundation of just $65 helps fund screenings for more children. 

All student-athletes are invited to attend either of the events that will be held in November: 

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Mountain Vista High School
10585 Mountain Vista Ridge
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 
Chaparral High School
15655 Brookstone Dr
Parker, CO  80134 


All athletes MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED for the Event.  Follow this link to complete registration for either of the two DCSD events
October 22, 2015 | By CSilberman | Category: Athletics and Activities

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