Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Living for Zachary HeartBeats Run

Did you know that October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month? To increase awareness, the non-profit, Living for Zachary, is hosting their “like totally 80’s” HeartBeats Run including a 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on October 25th at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano with Fox 4 Sports Anchor Mike Doocy as the host! Arrive ready to rock and have a tubular time with live music from 80’s cover band- Live 80 and School of Rock performing along the run route! Guaranteed fun for the whole family including face painting, bounce houses and sponsor booths! Medals awarded to top runners and prizes for the best 80’s attire!  
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) claims nearly 350,000 lives each year and is leading cause of death in student athletes.  Every year 10,000 young people die from SCA.  Many appear healthy and have no know family history of heart-related illness.  Typically, SCA symptoms are silent until it is too late.  As a result, screening is critical to prevention.  An echocardiogram can detect the potential for SCA with 99% accuracy and many of the problems detected can be treated or corrected.  For this reason it is essential that screening be done at an early age.

You can help raise SCA awareness and save the lives of thousands of people each year.  Don’t miss out- visit today to register for the HeartBeats Run.

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