Simon’s Fund – Checking Hearts, Saving Lives

Simon’s Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness about the conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in young athletes and children.

Simon’s Fund raises awareness about the conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children through prevention, education and innovation. Under the leadership of Phyllis and Darren Sudman, Simon’s Fund helped make Pennsylvania the first state to pass a law that prevents sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes. Since, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act has been passed in five other states too.

This year, the organization is launching a first-of-its-kind national youth cardiac registry of seemingly healthy kids.  HeartBytes will promote research and help standardize the heart screening process.  “Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare,” Phyllis states.  “I don’t want another mother to lose her child to a detectable and treatable heart condition.”

 

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