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Plainfield South, North HS students can get free heart screenings in 2019 -- Volunteers needed; $500 student video prize

Plainfield North and South high school students can get free heart screenings at school in January and February 2019 through the Young Hearts for Life organization.

District 202 is partnering with Young Hearts and Edward-Elmhurst Health to provide help detect heart conditions that could lead to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). Symptoms of potential heart issues may not appear or are sometimes missed as part of routine sports and school physicals.

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Screenings will be provided next school year for students at Plainfield High School – Central Campus and Plainfield East High School.

Specially-trained cardiologists will be onsite for the screenings. All results will be shared privately with parents.

Plainfield North High School students can get their heart screenings during the school day at PNHS on January 17, 2019.

Plainfield South High School students can get screenings during the school day at PSHS on February 28, 2019.

Students must be tested at their home school. Please do not register your student for testing at a different school.

Please register online for this important health opportunity at www.YH4L.org

PARENT/COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Parent and Community volunteers are also needed to help with the screening process on both dates. ***No medical knowledge is needed.

Volunteers must attend a training session on January 16, 2019 to serve at the January 17, 2019 screening event at PNHS. Volunteers can register and get more information at http://signup.com/go/rOHDQgH.

Likewise, volunteers must attend a training session on February 27, 2019 to serve at the February 28, 2019 screening event at PSHS. Volunteers can register and get more information at http://signup.com/go/mXrdwiH

STUDENT YouTube VIDEO CONTEST

Finally, students are encouraged to create and submit a 2 to 3-minute video incorporating Young Hearts 4 Life’s message on Sudden Cardiac Death to younghearts4life@gmail.com.

The best video from each school will win $100, and winners from each school will be entered to win a $500 grand prize.

For more information, please visit www.YH4L.org or email younghearts4life@gmail.com to check facts or for pictures.