Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Young Hearts for Life Needs Parental Volunteers

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation has partnered again with Indian Prairie School District 204 and the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program in 2015. Young Hearts for Life® is a not for profit organization affiliated with Advocate Charitable Foundation. They offer a voluntary screening program that involves a simple, three-minute electrocardiogram, ECG,  and may include a screening echocardiogram (ECHO), that  are used to identify high school students at risk for sudden cardiac death. The program will be offered at Neuqua Valley High School on January 8, 9 and 23.
The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation is able to offer this program at no cost to students through the generous financial support of Canadian National and Edward Hospital. When asked to provide financial assistance, both companies did not hesitate to step forward to support this potentially lifesaving program as it aligns with their respective missions.
Parents who wish to have their child participate in the free screening program must enroll online by either clicking or by visiting
Participation is voluntary; however, all high school students are strongly encouraged to participate in the free screenings even if they were previously screened. An ECG screening is recommended every two years for students up until the age of 25. The results from the screening will be sent to parents via an email notification 3 to 4 weeks after the screening. All results are confidential and communicated through a secure system.
NVHS is partnering with the Neuqua Valley High School Athletic Booster Club in order to secure volunteers for this event.
It is estimated that over 200 adult volunteers are needed for each high school screening event. To volunteer at Neuqua Valley High School, please register online at  All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training program. Those dates and times are found in the Google Survey.

To learn more about Young Hearts for Life, please visit or call Johneen Davis, Program Director, at 630-785-4366.

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