It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I share with all that the “SafeBeat Initiative” has begun its campaign of raising awareness through our heart health education programs, including providing preventive heart screenings through ECG/ EKG to the students in Florida, beginning in Hillsborough County starting the week of March 29, 2010 and throughout the next school years as well! Every high school student has the opportunity to receive a free preventive heart screening over the course of the next few school years. This campaign will begin in Hillsborough County who chose to be the leader in preventive heart screening. The campaign will expand through other counties throughout the State of Florida!
We are also very honored to have Tony Dungy, former head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccanners and the Indianapolis Colts supporting us at a press conference that is taking place at our first high school to be screened in this area — Plant High School, Tampa, FL on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Please take a moment to read the following media release for more details about this exciting initiative and press conference.
We could not be any prouder of our partnerships with All Children’s Hospital Specialty Physicians and the Hillsborough County School District for having the commitment and dedication to the youth in their community.
It is with great pride that I share an association with such esteemed physicians and community leaders who all have the common goal of perserving the life of our youth from “detectable and treatable” cardiac arrhythmias. Congratulations to all of you for having the determination, as we do, to affect the death rate of the future of America. No family deserves to lose a child needlessly and every child deserves to celebrate another birthday!
If you live in Hillsborough County and have students that attend the first seven (7) high schools listed on our web site to receive preventive heart screening, please take advantage of this program and register your student to be screened! www.safebeat.org It’s a simple test that may very well save the life of your child or a child you may know! Through foundation support, it allows the screenings to be at no charge to the parent, student or school district.