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Free Preventative Heart Screening for Madison County


SafeBeat, in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville, Florida, will provide preventative heart screenings to students at Madison County Central School, Madison Creative Arts Academy, James Madison Preparatory High School, and Madison County High School in May of 2018. Each screening will include individual/family medical history, bi-lateral blood pressure, body mass index (height and weight), and a 12-lead electro-cardiogram (EKG). This information will further supply data to help detect/prevent obesity and hypertension. Screenings will be provided at no charge so that no child is left out because of the inability to pay for preventative heart screening.

Any middle and high school student involved in extracurricular activities from the participating schools – Madison County Central School, Madison Creative Arts Academy, James Preparatory High School, and Madison County High School – will be given the opportunity to be screened for any underlying heart defects in an effort to prevent sudden cardiac death.

While this service is not a requirement for athletic participation, the Madison County School District highly recommends that all parents of students who attend either Madison County Central School, Madison Creative Arts Academy, James Madison Preparatory High School, or Madison County High School please consider registering their child for this free, life-saving heart screening event. Registration is available through the SafeBeat website at www.safebeat.org.

The preventative heart screening program that SafeBeat offers is free to students, parents and the school which means the program relies solely on donations and sponsorships. Special thanks to Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union and Timberland Ford of Perry, Fl for their generous financial contributions. If you are a community member who would like to get involved by sponsoring a child’s screening, please visit our website here to learn more. If you are a business that would like the opportunity to sponsor a local, live-saving initiative, please contact us at info@safebeat.org.


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