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!"
“I couldn’t save my daughter, but I’d like to save somebody else’s.”
"At the heart of the "SafeBeat Initiative" are caring and dedicated members like me who are committed to increasing the awareness to the fact that 1 out of every 143 children has a cardiac arrhythmia syndrome. With educational awareness, community outreach and making a point to schedule your child to be screened for cardiac arrhythmia syndrome, less children each day, month and year can avoid sudden and unexpected death. I am passionate and committed to communicate the importance of screening for these syndromes and save childrens lives".
Minister of the Gospel; Founder & Director of FutureNow
“When I first learned about the SafeBeat Initiative I immediately thought about all the people that I knew about that had died suddenly from an undetected heart defect. As the Director of a school assembly program that has functioned in North Florida & South Georgia for the past 16 years I have heard of numerous deaths that could have been avoided with a simple screening."
"I support and endorse the SafeBeat Initiative simply because it saves the lives of young people. Whether you are an accomplished athlete or just a novice, prevention is extremely important in quality healthcare."
Recently, I joined the SafeBeat Initiative efforts. It did not take me long to realize that this is an organization that I truly wanted to associate with. Knowing that kids across the country are dying due to issues with their hearts touched me in a way that I had not felt before. And then to know that there are testings that can be done to prevent this, I knew that I wanted to be involved. I have not only added this organization to the short list of groups I will contribute to, but I will encourage friends, family and colleagues to do the same. I want to be a part of the solution to saving kids' lives one young soul at a time