Every day in the USA,
young adults die from detectable but

undiagnosed heart conditions.
Learn More about ECG screening.

Max Schewitz
1985-2005
95%
Missed

The standard preparticipation physical fails to detect over 95% of conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death.

60%
Found

A painless, noninvasive ECG test can detect upwards of 60% of the markers of conditions that lead to sudden cardiac death. Yet, an ECG is not a part of the routine physical for young adults.

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EKG

To fill that gap and protect our young adults, we provide low-cost, high-quality ECG testing supplemented with limited echocardiography for select students.

2nd Annual Josh Church "Race Me" Fundraiser

Join us for the 2nd Annual Josh Church “Race Me” Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2-5:30 pm at The Chocolate Sanctuary.  The afternoon will feature appetizers, a cash bar, silent auction, special T-Shirts & more! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Max Schewitz Foundation. 
 

2018-2019 Testing Dates

We will begin our 12th year of EKG-based cardiac screenings at Lake Forest Academy on August 22.  The Foundation is scheduled to provide screening at eleven area high schools this year and potentially reach an additional 10,000 students. The program’s mission is to identify students who are at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) before they are stricken so they can obtain treatment.

We Screened over 75,000 Students

We recently concluded our 2017-2018 Heart Smart EKG screening. Our school-wide EKG screening program began in 2005 following the sudden death of Max Schewitz.  This school year, the Foundation visited 14 area high schools and has now provided 75,483 EKG’s and 2,006 limited echocardiograms.  The Foundation has found 2,117 students with abnormalities who required further medical evaluation.   

Motherhood Isn’t for Sissies

My mom told me, motherhood is not for sissies. She meant this humorously, trotting it out when the laundry was sky-high or my kids were getting shots or poor grades but, nothing could ring truer if you’re a mother of a child who has died. Whether your loss occurred pre-term or during childhood or even adulthood, there’s an unwritten rule that kids should not die before their parents. Trust me, that kind of loss leaves a mark. 

Shop and Support our Work

Shop anytime in March or April and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Max Schewitz Foundation.