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

undiagnosed heart conditions.
Learn More about ECG screening.

Max Schewitz

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


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.


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

Lake Forest Academy Screening

by T-Ann Pierce, volunteer

As volunteers, our main objective is to give as many EKGs as possible, but we cannot help but walk away from each testing without personal stories.

Lake Forest Academy provided many such stories. With an international student body, there were many kids who gave their weight in kilos and height in centimeters. Thank goodness for conversion apps!

EKG Screening at Halas Hall

by T-Ann Pierce, volunteer

There is a scene in one of my favorite movies, Caddy Shack, when the entrance of a beautiful woman tames the entire rowdy, rambunctious crowd of caddies. In her presence, the raunchy behavior transforms immediately into that of an elegantly choreographed synchronized swim team. That is what screening was like at the Chicago Bears PNC Center at Halas Hall, July 29.

10th Annual Maxtravaganza

The 10th annual Maxtravaganza, presented by  NorthShore University HealthSystem Cardiovascular Institute, was held on Saturday, June 20 at Lake Forest Sportscars. 

Buy Maxtravaganza Tickets

Support the Max Schewitz Foundation by attending the Maxtravaganza at Lake Forest Sportscars June 20th, 2015. Tickets are $75 each and include drinks, appetzers, dinner, heads and tails game and access to our auctions.

There will be one winning ticket drawn at the Maxtravaganza. On that ticket will be the winner's name and their pick of one our live auction items or $3,500. Have you seen our live auction items? Pretty sure you're going to want a raffle ticket.

Make Mom Smile

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Max Schewitz Foundation.

Use the link below to great Mother's Day gift ideas in support of Max Schewitz Foundation.