The Chad Foundation is seeking volunteer cardiologists, ultrasound echo technicians and nurses to help provide cardiovascular screenings for young athletes and students in the 5 boroughs of NY to help prevent Sudden Cardiac Death by identifying structural heart anomalies such as HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), the leading silent killer of SCD in young athletes and premature cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes.
Thanks to the donated services of cardiologists from some of the leading hospitals in the country such as "Childrens Hospital Los Angeles," "Childrens National Medical Center," Wash. D.C., "Johns Hopkins Medical Center," Baltimore, and "Columbia Presbyterian," NYC, Chad has provided overr 6,000 echocardiograms to young athletes and students in 5 states and abroad in Austria and Sweden (16 and 26 countries of athletes participating in the "1st and 2nd Homeless Streetsoccer World Cups.")
Thanks to recent grants, we are expanding our heart screenings to include tests for cholesterol and diabetes in youth utilizing state-of-the-art Cholestech machines. In a recent pilot study, Chad and the Living Heart screened 250 high school students in Holyoke, MA and found one-third were at risk for hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and/or structural abnormalities. Also, we are glad to tell you, Johns Hopkins Heart Hype Program, will house collected data from Chad screenings for future research.
Typically, a Chad screening is held on a Saturday, for 4 or 5 hours at a school gym or community center, often honouring a child who succumbed to Sudden Cardiac Death or a survivor, who through preventive screenings, is alive and thriving with appropriate medical treatment and lifestyle change. Ultrasound manufacturers donate their latest portable ultrasound equipment for the events. We invite you to visit our website, www.chadfoundation.org to view the "Chad Preventive Heart Screenings" in action. Thank you.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- All Medical staff must have current licenses