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September 19th

PA Residents: Please Support PA HB 1610

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act (House Bill 1610), is slated to be voted on this month when the Pennsylvania Legislature comes back into session. The Act would require the education of coaches, trainers, student athletes, and parents about the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) prior to participating in athletics. In addition, it ensures that children who show the symptoms of SCA prior to, during, or after an athletic activity are properly screened by a medical professional before being allowed to return to athletic activities.

Please see HB1610 and sample support e-mail (attached).


September 13th

Give $25 or More on Tuesday, 10-4

2011 Day of Giving

The Pittsburgh Foundation will amplify contributions to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation on October 4th, the Day of Giving

 PITTSBURGH–Donate $25 or more to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation on Tuesday, October 4th, and your gift will be maximized through a portion of the match pool provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation.* Your donation will be used to support educational programs designed to “raise awareness and give ‘ordinary’ people the power to save a life.”

Giving couldn't be easier. Here’s how:

September 11th

Do Student Athletes Benefit from Routine Exams?

One physician says yes

It’s a longstanding back-to-school rite: The aspiring student athlete gives school authorities the medical forms that announce he or she has been seen by a doctor and is fit to play for a team.

We family physicians and pediatricians perform some 10 million of these examinations a year. And while we are doing a general checkup, our primary goal is to find serious conditions, most notably those that could result in sudden cardiac arrest and death.

The specter of a seemingly healthy young athlete suffering a fatal attack during training or competition pervades the pre-participation examination, or PPE.

September 9th

D'Iberville Football Player Died from Sudden Cardiac Death

JACKSON COUNTY, MS– A D’Iberville running back who collapsed at a football game Friday night died from sudden cardiac death, officials said.

Latrell “Fred” Dunbar collapsed on the Gautier High School field after he was hit in a play. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus pronounced him dead at 9:50 p.m. at Ocean Springs Hospital.

An autopsy performed today by state pathologist Paul McGarry shows Dunbar died from "sudden cardiac death". "There were no injuries whatsoever. No fractures of any kind," Broadus said. Coach Buddy Singleton said video shows Dunbar taking a hit.

“There was a lick when he was blocking, but he got hit from the side on his shoulder,” the coach said after watching the replay this morning.

September 8th

All Denver Public Schools to Receive at Least One AED

DENVER — This week, Denver Public Schools began installing 179 defibrillators for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest — thanks to the Save a Life Denver program. Every school will have at least one, and large schools with multiple buildings, such as the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus, will receive up to four, said DPS spokeswoman Kristy Armstrong.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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