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Heart Screening Volunteers Needed

Reported by on 12/5/18

District 204 is teaming up with Young Hearts for Life, Edward-Elmhurst Health, and the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation to host the Young Hearts for Life Cardiac Screening Program for high school students. This is the sixth time District 204 has hosted this free program for students at all three high schools.

Young Hearts for Life is a heart screening initiative involving a simple three-minute ECG that is administered to students at no cost. The goal of the program is to screen high school students and identify those who might be at risk for sudden cardiac death, which is estimated to claim the lives of more than 60 young adults each week in the U.S.

This program is free and available to all high school students thanks to generous financial support provided by Edward-Elmhurst Health and the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. This project is also made possible through hundreds of community volunteers.

Volunteers are currently needed for the 2018-2019 screenings at all three high schools. No medical knowledge is needed to volunteer. However, volunteers are required to attend a training session prior to volunteering at the screening.

Metea Valley Screening: January 24, 2019 Training: January 23, 2019
Neuqua Birkett Center Screening: March 7, 2019 Training: March 6, 2019
Neuqua Valley Main Screening: February 14, 2019 Training: February 13, 2019
Waubonsie Valley Screening: May 2, 2019 Training: May 1, 2019

To register as a volunteer, visit:

MVHS Sign-Up
NVHS Birkett Center Sign-Up
NVHS Main Sign-Up
WVHS Sign-Up

To learn more about the heart screenings, watch this video.

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