Willowbrook to partner with Young Hearts for Life to provide free cardiac screenings for students

Willowbrook has again partnered with the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program, a not-for-profit organization, to offer electrocardiograms (ECGs) to identify high school students at risk for heart conditions that can cause sudden cardiac death (SCD). More than 60 young adults die from SCD each week in the U.S., most without any warning signs. A simple, noninvasive ECG can detect about 70 percent of heart conditions that can cause SCD; a pre-participation can only detect about 4 percent of these conditions.

Edward-Elmhurst Health is generously sponsoring this free, quick and painless cardiac screening for all Willowbrook students. Willowbrook encourages all parents/guardians to take advantage of this program and to register your child today.

See the event details below.

Willowbrook Young Hearts for Life free cardiac screenings
When: Sept. 27, 2022 (during the school day)

Where: Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park

Cost: Free

Registration: Sign up your child at https://tinyurl.com/YH4LRegistration

Volunteer: Parents/guardians and community members are needed to help run the event, and you can sign up to volunteer at https://signup.com/go/TdPYJyM.

For questions or more information: Contact Denise Arenz at Denise.Arenz@aah.org, or go to www.yh4l.org.