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.

1
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.

2015 Concludes and Foundation Reaches Over 56,000 Students

We recently concluded our Screens for Teens program for the 2015 school year.  The school-wide EKG screening program has now provided over 56,000 EKGs to area students and given 1,000 students limited echocardiograms since starting the Foundation after Max’s sudden death in 2005.  The Foundation has found more than 1,300 students who required further medical evaluation.   

Is there a difference between being fit and being healthy?

Is there a difference between being fit and being healthy?

Ask yourself two questions:

Is this man fit?

Is this man healthy?

Just because a body builder, or any athlete for that matter, looks strong, sculpted and without a trace of fat, there is no guarantee that he or she is healthy. 

Brothers Bring Screens for Teens to St. Viator HS

Student Kevin Schrieber read an article about the Max Schewitz Foundation. He was intrigued and moved by Mary Beth’s story. Despite his mother doubts ("What if she doesn’t call you back?!"), Kevin contacted Mary Beth to inquire about bringing EKG testing to St. Viator High School. His persistence paid off. Mary Beth did, indeed, call back.
 

Pessimism Sucks

The Periodical of Pessimism Sucks recently featured the Foundation for it's work to prevent sudden cardiac death in young people. The publication's focus is to feature people who are changing the world we live in for the better by overcoming negative events and/or pessimistic attitudes.  Click here to read our article!

Knowledge is Power

Do you remember Schoolhouse Rock? On this Saturday morning TV show we heard a boy shout, ‘Knowledge is power!’ as he morphed into a superhero. Wise words, indeed.