BENEFITING: Giving Hearts A Hand
This month's Jeans Week will benefit Giving Hearts a Hand (GHH), nominated by Derek Myers. The organization's mission is to inform local communities about heart conditions in young athletes, while funding cardiac screenings that will create awareness and potentially save lives. It was founded by an individual and his wife after hearing of many young athletes succumbing to Sudden Cardiac Arrest while participating in sports. The founder was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy while in high school, and has been able to live an active life due to early detection. Since the summer of 2012, GHH has facilitated the screening of over 1,000 students in Central and Southeastern Indiana.
Want to get more involved? GHH's “Fore-Hearts” golf outing is on June 17th, 2017 at Hillcrest Golf & CC. Please visit https://givingheartsahand.org/fundraisersevents/ for more information.