What are you getting yourself in to? My-HeartCheck makes it easy to not only host a screening, but also for parents to register their kids. We do all the heavy lifting so all you need to do is provide a location, communicate the opportunity to parents, and open the door the day of the event.
How My-HeartCheck comes together to impact kid’s lives. My-HeartCheck is supported by outside funding that help us offer the highest quality program while keeping the cost of testing to a minimum. One of the requirements to sustain this funding is that we ensure efficient use of those resources. This means reaching the maximum number of kids possible at each event.
A couple of things we have learned. We find parents/guardians really appreciate schools and organizations offering these tests and say so when they come to the event. Parents will thank you for providing such an affordable and convenient process to assure their kids hearts are strong and heart healthy. They often hear about kids unexpectedly collapsing and wonder if it could happen to their child. We also know it is a great way for your organization to know if there are kids with undetected heart conditions playing sports on your watch.
Our request of you. We know parents react to different types of messaging from your organization. We hope you would treat this message like you would other highly important messages that you send home. This is one of the best opportunities for parents to learn if their child has a hidden heart condition which can be the difference between life and death.
Step 1. Identify a date for the screening that works for both you and My-HeartCheck.
Step 2. Identify the right location and space to hold the event. Typically, a gym, commons area or large classroom. The location should be easily accessible for families and needs to be approx. 30′ x 40′ of open space.
Step 3. Get the provided message to mom and dad through direct email and social media. Communication to families should typically begin 6-8 weeks prior to the screening date.
How together, we impact the most lives:
Our goal is making sure kids are safe to participate in all activities. Heart issues for adolescents might not sound like a big issue, but facts are 1 in 100 kids are born with some sort of heart abnormality and detection of such issues requires specific testing only provided through My-HeartCheck events. Add to that the fact most kids (and their parents) believe they are invincible health-wise, which makes this issue a blind spot for many parents. As many as 7,000 kids and their families learn about this blind spot the hard way on an annual basis. We hope you are able to make parents aware of this opportunity.
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