Archive - 2014 - Campaign Article

Archive - 2014 - Campaign Article

November 3rd

UNH’s Ashley Dalton Makes Inspirational, Miraculous Comeback After Cardiac Arrest

WEST HAVEN, CT--Early in the third set of Tuesday night’s match, Ashley Dalton hammers a spike so hard the volleyball immobilized the opponent across the net, drilling her off the shoulder. Moments later, the University of New Haven captain leaps and stuffs a Southern Connecticut State outside hitter for another point.

In limited action, Dalton had nine kills and two blocks in New Haven’s 3-0 Northeast-10 Conference win over its city rival at Charger Gymnasium. That she’s even here tonight defies the odds. To be in uniform and competing for the top-ranked Division II team in the East Region is a testament to her will and courage.

October 9th

Student Health Force Chain of Survival Program for Schools: News Release

A thumbs up for the Student Health Force Chain of Survival program

The innovative, cost effective program will enable schools to meet state requirements to teach students CPR and how to use a defibrillator before high school graduation. The long-term goal is to help create a new generation of lifesavers who are ready, willing and able to save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest.

October 2nd

Force for Health Foundation and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Jointly Launch Student Health Force CPR Education Program for New Jersey Schools

Rob Gillio, MD, demonstrates augmented reality posters

Innovative, cost-effective program enables schools to meet state requirements to teach students CPR and how to use a defibrillator before high school graduation.

September 30th

Screening to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

The sudden death of young competitive athletes during exercise is a shocking and widely publicized topic. These unexpected events have attracted increasing amounts of attention in the general public, particularly with the growth of online and social media. Protocols for pre-athletic participation screening have come under scrutiny to refine the detection of “silent” cardiovascular diseases that predispose young individuals to sudden cardiac death (SCD). The most common diseases include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery anomalies, channelopathies such as long QT syndrome, myocarditis, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, aortic dissection, coronary artery disease, dilated cardiomyopathy and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The ideal screening method for this rare but dangerous set of diseases in young athletes remains debated. 

Screening to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

The sudden death of young competitive athletes during exercise is a shocking and widely publicized topic. These unexpected events have attracted increasing amounts of attention in the general public, particularly with the growth of online and social media. Protocols for pre-athletic participation screening have come under scrutiny to refine the detection of “silent” cardiovascular diseases that predispose young individuals to sudden cardiac death (SCD). The most common diseases include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery anomalies, channelopathies such as long QT syndrome, myocarditis, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, aortic dissection, coronary artery disease, dilated cardiomyopathy and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The ideal screening method for this rare but dangerous set of diseases in young athletes remains debated. 

September 26th

New CPR-AED Grant Program for NJ Schools to Be Introduced September 30 in Lodi, NJ

Media Advisory

Force for Health Foundation and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation to Present a New CPR-AED Grant Program for Schools on Tuesday, September 30 from 10 am-12 pm in Lodi, New Jersey

Speakers include Anthony Cortazzo, a Pascack Hills High School Student, who survived sudden cardiac arrest last spring, and Steven Papa, ATC, the athletic trainer who helped save his life with an automated external defibrillator (AED).

September 25th

NJ School Nurse Saves Teacher and Her Unborn Baby

Sean, Erin and sonFaculty and staff at Eisenhower Intermediate School in Bridgewater, NJ, came together on Monday, March 10, to honor school nurse Mary Ellen Urbanowicz as she was presented with an award by a representative of the American Heart Association for her quick and effective response to an emergency situation.

Gridiron Love Affair

Anthony CortazzoMONTVALE, NJ--Anthony Cortazzo doesn’t have to play football. There are probably a lot of people in the world who think he shouldn’t play.

But the 18-year-old from Montvale has made the decision to play. When asked why, his answer is clear and strong.

"I fell in love with football when I first started playing it in third grade," said Cortazzo, a Pascack Hills senior. "I remember my first practice. My dad took me. I remember playing for the Mustangs and coming off the field for the first water break. I remember that all so vividly in my mind. I loved it."

September 16th

The AED Readiness Project: A Cost-Effective Solution for Schools Seeking AEDs

In recognition of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and Enerspect Medical Solutions have joined forces to launch the 

September 14th

American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools Initiative Aims to Reduce Disparities in CPR

Ross Dress for Less ® providing free CPR training resources to schools in need

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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