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.
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.
Submitted by Mary Beth on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 1:11pm
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.
Submitted by Mary Beth on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 8:50pm
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.