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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Young Hearts for Life Junior Board aims to spread cheer


Young Hearts for Life Junior Board recently donated more than 300 books and hand-signed get-well cards to Edward Foundation’s Pediatric Child Life Program. The donated items will be distributed to children hospitalized at Endeavor Health Edward Hospital throughout the year.

The Child Life program was established at Edward Hospital more than ten years ago to support hospitalized children and their families. The goal is to help children and parents cope successfully as they navigate the hospital environment. The program relies on support from the community through monetary contributions as well as toy and book donations.

Young Hearts for Life offers free electrocardiograms to students at local high schools to detect conditions which may cause Sudden Cardiac Death and has a mission to educate the community, help schools prepare an Emergency Action Plan and to offer support to families who have lost a child. The Junior Board, which consists of more than 75 students from 15 local schools, allows teens the opportunity to become involved in the mission of the Young Hearts for Life program by assisting in heart screenings and fundraising for ECGs. To learn more, visit www.yh4l.org.

Established in 1990, the Edward Foundation has raised more than $57 million to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver the highest quality care to almost 1.7 million patients in its service area. For more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.

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