Screens for Teens Completes Nearly 50,000 EKG Tests

We recently concluded our Screens for Teens program for the fall 2014 school year.  The free school-wide EKG screening program has now tested 49,545 students and found more than 1,050 students who required further medical evaluation.  

 

Nick Mancuso Joins the Board of Directors

Nick Mancuso, a lifelong friend of Max’s and professional racecar driver, has joined our board of directors as Director of Conservation Causes for the Max Schewitz Foundation. He will bring his years of expertise as an animal caretaker, herpetologist and overall adventurer to this new role. Nick is looking forward to bringing new ideas to the board that could grow our conservation mission. Additionally, Nick will develop sponsorship platforms learned from his racing career to help the foundation form new partnerships to support ongoing screenings and other endeavors.  

2014-15 Screens for Teens Schedule

School is back in session and unfortunately that means thousands of young adults in the United States will die due to a hidden cardiac condition.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 will die of sudden cardiac arrest in the coming year.  It’s the leading cause of death on school property.