Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Young Hearts for Life Needs Parent 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 2016. Young Hearts for Life® is a not for profit organization. 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 September 15th (Birkett Freshman Center) and September 29 (Main Building).

This program is free and accessible to all high school students, thanks to the generous financial support provided by Edward Hospital and the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. These two organizations have underwritten the cost of the bi-annual program since the program started in 2009. There have been approximately 22,360 free heart screens administered to students over the years.

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 (September 15th) or (September 29)
All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training program.

To learn more about Young Hearts for Life, please visit

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