Championship Hearts Foundation wants to lead the nation in cost effective heart screenings for athletes through scientific research, community and professional education, and outreach and advocacy for making participation in sports safe.
Funding for the Texas Adolescent Athlete Heart Screening Registry project will help our researchers refine heart screening models to be more effective and reduce the number of false positive findings. Additional feedback from a forum of community members and medical experts is helping improve our screening experiences for students and their accompanying parents.
Impact StatementChampionship Hearts provides free heart screenings to young athletes ages 14-18 in friendly community environments such as neighborhood clinics, schools, and hospitals. Primarily a screening to detect Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), the process identifies students with heart abnormalities and refers them for further cardiology evaluation, saving the lives of many. Sometimes additional family members are alerted to possible cardiology concerns as a result of the initial student screening!
Did you know 1 in 250 youth have a condition known to cause sudden cardiac death? Your donation will help us identify those teens before tragedy strikes!
Needs StatementYour donation will help ensure we continue to provide FREE heart screenings for active Texas youth.
We truly believe one reason our son is still alive is to help save the lives of others. He is 21 years old now and continues to volunteer with Championship Hearts as well as encouraging and supporting students to be tested. He was once asked if he misses playing baseball and his answer was, "yes, but the alternative is not any fun so I choose life".