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Everton in the Community will be hosting a life-saving heart screening event on Saturday 14 October at The People’s Hub on Spellow Lane, from 9am–5pm.
 
Funding provided from Medicash enables the Club’s official charity to work in partnership with the Vital Signs Foundation (VSF), to deliver sudden cardiac arrest screening for young people aged 15-35.
 
Every week in the UK, 12 apparently young and healthy young people die as a result of sudden cardiac arrest. However, attending a heart screening event to undertake a simple, non-invasive 10-minute test can identify a young person who might be at risk.
 
Michael Salla, Director of Health and Sport at Everton in the Community said: “Last year we held a very successful screening event which identified one significant heart defect, with 15 other cardiac concerns being detected.
 
“Numbers such as those show how important these events are and we hope that this year we can create even more of an awareness in Liverpool. We’d encouraged any young person to spare the time for a free check.”
 
Paul Gambon, sales director of Medicash said: “We are pleased to be supporting the Healthy Hearts Programme. This is a really important initiative and is part of our wider commitment to help tackle the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease across the UK.”
 
To sign-up for a FREE heart screening, please click here and use the password Everton2017.
 
For more information on the CardiACT and Medicash scheme email info@cardiact.co.uk. For more information on the Vital Signs Foundation visit www.vsf.org.uk.

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