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.

District 128 Difference Maker Video

The District 121 AP History Class had an assignment -District 128 Difference Maker. They were tasked with creating a video and learning about a nonprofit in the community making a difference.  We're pleased to share the video two students created about The Foundation.  Congrats students on a job well done! 

Website Updates

In order to serve you better we are making improvements to our website.  Due to this "construction" the links to register for screenings for the 2019-2020 school year will not be available until 8/1/2019.  Thank you for your understanding.

We Screened 7,183 Students this Year

We completed our 2018-2019 EKG screening program on April 24, 2019 at Deerfield High School.  The school-wide EKG screening program began in 2005 following the sudden death of Max Schewitz.  To date, the Foundation has now provided 87,706 EKG’s and 2,375 limited echocardiograms.  The Foundation has found 870 students with abnormalities who required further medical evaluation.   

Why should you have an EKG?

Libertyville High Schools students we'll be on your campus next week (March 13) providing EKG screenings.  Alane Church, a Warren High School parents shares her story in this video.  Hopefully it will encourage you to go home, talk with your parents and get signed up! 

2019/2020 SCREENINGS

We will be screening at the following schools in the 2019/2020 school year:

 9/04/19           Lake Forest Academy

 9/11/19            Vernon Hills High School

 9/18/19           Wheeling High School

 9/25/19           John Hersey High School

10/09/19          Antioch Community High School

10/16/19           Carmel Catholic High School

10/23/19           New Trier High School - Freshman Campus

11/6 & 11/7/19  Stevenson High School

11/20/19           Rolling Meadows High School