Free cardiac screening sessions for young people aged 14 – 35 are to be held at the Ageas Bowl in memory of local woman.
Tragically, every week, at least 12 otherwise fit and healthy young people in the UK die suddenly from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) – deaths that could have been prevented by early cardiac screening.
The potentially life-saving test isn’t routinely available on the NHS but thanks to fundraising by the family and friends of local SADS victim Claire Reed, three sessions will be run by charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), and their experienced Cardiology team on 25 and 26 January and 15 February 2020.
Claire Reed was only 22 when she collapsed and died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition while enjoying a fun night out with her friends. Since Claire’s’ death in 2013, her family have paid tribute to her memory by raising over £75,000 to provide screening for 1,800 local young people
The screenings will take place in The Ageas Suite at the Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground, who have provided the space for the screenings free of charge. The first two screenings are being paid for by Hampshire Cricket in the Community and by money raised at a Ladies ‘Lashes’ Charity Luncheon held at the Ageas Bowl earlier this year.
To book a free heart test online visit www.testmyheart.org
and to learn more about CRY, SADS and heart screening check out www.c-r-y.org.uk/