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.