04
Feb
13

Happy Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young Awareness Day!

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The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation is celebrating Monday, February 4, 2013 as the official Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young Awareness Day.

The SADS Foundation is an organization dedicated to saving lives and supporting families of children and young adults who are predisposed to sudden death due to heart abnormalities. The Foundation provides information, support and hope to thousands of families with children living with the health threat and is a leader in education, research and advocacy for people with genetic heart arrhythmias that can cause sudden deaths.

This day is to recognize two very important populations in the country: newborns and the youth. The goal is to remind us to take a moment to think about and support the families we know who have a child with a SADS condition or those have lost a loved one to a heart abnormality.

“We want to take this opportunity to provide information, support and hope to thousands of families with children living with a SADS condition,” says VP of Development and Marketing Laura Wall. “To recognize this day is a huge stride towards increasing awareness and education about heart abnormalities so together we can save lives.”

For more information on how you can help or donate to the SADS Foundation, please visit www.StopSADS.org.

28
Jan
13

New Year’s Resolution – Get Tested for SADS Conditions!

299631_10151321562174754_480973979_nWhen it comes to heart arrhythmia abnormalities, most people do not know what or have not even heard of SADS conditions. That is, until they hear in the news about their local senior basketball superstar of his high school team who suddenly dropped dead on the middle of the court during an intense and exciting basketball game.

So make it a part of your New Year’s Resolution to get tested and become educated with SADS conditions this year!

The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation is an organization dedicated to saving lives and supporting families of children and young adults who are predisposed to sudden death due to heart abnormalities. The Foundation sets out to provide information, support and hope to thousands of families with children living with the health threat. The SADS Foundation is a leader in education, research and advocacy for people with genetic heart arrhythmia to increase awareness of the causes of sudden deaths so families can live long happy and healthy lives.

The major warning signs of SADS conditions include the following:

  • Family history of unexpected, unexplained sudden death in a person under age 40 – including drowning suddenly
  • Fainting (syncope) or seizures during exercise, excitement, or being startled
  • Consistent or unusual chest pains and/or shortness of breath during exercise

For more information on the SADS Foundation or how you can help, please visit www.StopSADS.org.

For questions on support and health, please call 1-800-STOP SAD or 801-531-0937

16
Jan
13

4th Annual Girls (and Guys) Night Out

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When: Thursday January 31, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM CST
Where: Little Ricky’s, 540 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093

Please join Jeannie and Doug for the evening in celebration of Jeannie’s birthday. Feel free to bring a friend, the more the merrier!

All tips from the drink purchases will benefit the SADS FOUNDATION in memory of Rebecca Righeimer. Lovely Rebecca passed away at age 4 on December 27, 2003 due to a SADS condition. To learn more about Rebecca, please click here.

If you are unable to attend but still wish to donate, kindly forward a check made payable to the SADS FOUNDATION and please mail the check to the following address:

Design Studio
903 Green Bay Road, #2N
Winnetka, IL 60093

Click here to RSVP to the event!

14
Jan
13

Please Pledge to Help Stop Cardiac Arrest Today!

We are only less than 20 people away from our 9,000 signatures’ goal!

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) claims more than 380,000 lives per year, and is the leading cause of death in the United States. SCA can strike anyone, anytime. Even you!

We, the undersigned agree with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition and its member organizations that automated external defibrillators (AEDs), along with emergency action plans should be in all schools and places of public gathering, including sports venues, shopping malls and places of business.

By signing this petition you lend your voice to the voiceless victims of SCA and join those fortunate few who have survived a SCA in saying “No more needless deaths; AEDs save lives and should be in our schools and places of public gathering.”

Watch the video above and then click on the following link to sign our petition! http://www.causes.com/causes/225843-sudden-arrhythmia-death-syndromes-sads-foundation/actions/1681092

09
Jan
13

2013 SADS Foundation Annual International Conference

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Mark your calendars!

The SAD Foundation, in conjunction with Fairfield Medical Center and The Ohio State University, is prepping for another great year of world-leading education and discussions on preventing unexpected sudden death in the young.

This CME/CEU accredited program will feature various lectures and workshops of world-renowned doctors, physicians, and researchers from across the country for both the medical professionals and community members to attend.

Date: November 1 – 3, 2013

Place: Columbus, OH

Featured Speakers: TBA

Tentative Agenda:

  • Friday, November 1: Continuing medical education for field professionals
  • Sat-Sun, November 2-3: Community education and awareness for general public

Check back for more updated information! For further questions and comments, please email sads@sads.org or call 801.531.0937.

03
Jan
13

2nd Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and Benefit Dinner

2013_Poster_letterThe second annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and Benefit Dinner for the SADS Foundation is held in memory of Race Salazar who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly due to an undiagnosed SADS condition.

Join friends and family of Race Salazar for an evening of dinner, entertainment, poker & prizes, silent auction, raffles and so much more!

Tickets are $45 for dinner only or $50 for a $5 poker buy-in.

Event Date: 01/07/2012
Event Time: 6:00 p.m.

Event Location: Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630

Visit the Race to Keep Hearts Beating Foundation’s website for more informaiton and to purchase tickets.

19
Dec
12

Are You A Poet? Help the SADS Foundation Out!

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The SADS Foundation is calling to all poets out there to help the charity out with the Heart & Soul Grant program in a poem writing contest!

Whether you are a professional writer or just some one who loves words and wants to be creative, we want to hear from you!

Here’s how you enter the contest:

1. Create a 4-8 line poem describing the mission of the SADS Foundation: “To save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to hearty rhythm abnormalities”

2. Submit your poem by January 2, 2013 to the SADS Foundation by emailing laura@sads.org

3. We will enter the best poem to the Heart & Soul Grant program!

For more information on the SADS Foundation, please visit www.stopsads.org.




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