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Frank Shankwitz

In Memory Of Frank Shankwitz

Frank Shankwitz was best known as the Creator, Co-Founder, and first President/CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Mr. Shankwitz has many accomplishments including in June 2019 when he received his "STAR" on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame.


Larry Namer

Larry Namer

President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group. Mr. Namer is the co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over four billion dollars. Mr. Namer was recently awarded The Tribeca Disruptor Award at the Novus Summit, held at the United Nations in July 2019.

Avril Jones

Avril Jones

Avril Jones is President of ME&C INC. "I have been involved in Philanthropy since I was age seven, through my Uncle, who was a National President for a Nonprofit. I understand how much of an impact joining forces can be, to help raise awareness. It was that exact reason I got into Marketing and Branding, to help lend voices to causes, products, initiatives and people who could bring change. Personally I lived in a community where a high school football player's life was cut short and a community was left with a hole because of SCA. As a mother I know our future belongs to our children and if there is a way to ensure more of our future is protected through heart screenings, then I am 1000% behind SafeBeat. I think every parent should be!"

Jennifer "drJ" Thibeaux

Jennifer "drJ" Thibeaux

"We have the ability to change and save lives using people, information, and resources today. SafeBeat.org brings all three elements together. Imagine if everyone on a team - players, coaches, and staff were all CPR/AED trained. Imagine if the defibrillators were updated, accessible, and ready to be effectively used. Imagine if all athletes were screened without cost to identify defects and abnormalities. We don't have to imagine it, we can make this a reality and save lives."

Cris Dishman

Cris Dishman

"I'm interested in helping all kids secure a brighter future for themselves by removing barriers to heart screenings and lifesaving education and techniques. As a coach, I want to work with SafeBeat closely to roll out a national strategy for CPR/AED training of all athletic teams in the U.S. (and beyond). Life saving techniques need to be accessible and become part of our everyday lives."

Peter Taunton

Peter Taunton

Peter Taunton is a pioneer in the fitness industry. Taunton’s accomplishments have been well-recognized by the business community. In 2010, he was named an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” His companies have also been featured for six years running in such prestigious industry lists as Entrepreneur 500, Inc 5000, Top Global and Franchise 500.

Drew Maddux

Drew Maddux

Basketball Coach, Entrepreneur, Author, Dad, Trick Shot Phenom, and basketball analyst for Fox Sports South, Comcast Sports, and regional affiliates of Fox, WB, and UPN.

Bonnie Fallin

Bonnie Fallin

Real Estate Investor, Multimillion Dollar Business Entrepreneur, Author, & Founder of Opportunity Specs, partner in Secret Knock, Secret Knock Women, Secret Knock Society Mastermind

Patrick Venzke

Patrick Venzke

NFL Alumni and Real Estate Mogul. After a long and successful athletic career, Patrick has made it his mission to give back to the community and especially to protect our children.

J. Justin Young

J. Justin Young

"I have a deep belief in the need for free EKG screenings for youth that would otherwise never know of a critical heart condition until it was too late. I have experienced the need for this type of service first hand as my brother, a healthy active athlete in high school suddenly went into cardiac arrest after a basketball game and was diagnosed with severe Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. I am proud to support the mission of SafeBeat as I have witnessed first hand the fear and devastation that a lack of detection and knowledge can cause."

Crawford Powell

Crawford Powell

"I fully appreciate the mission of SafeBeat. Too many of our young people don’t get the medical attention they need and deserve. And especially our athletes who work so hard to develop themselves to be as competitive as possible on the field, the court, the track or the diamond. Or the classroom! SafeBeat offers a very tangible service that may help to detect a possible life ending cardiac episode for our youth. Early detection of cardiac concerns can assist parents with making critical decisions to secure their child’s future. SafeBeat is quick, it’s easy, it’s convenient, it’s professional and it’s a life saver!"