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  • 2 Day Heart Screening event in Las Vegas, April 2nd & 3r

    Hello Everyone,
    I am making final preparations for my trip to Las Vegas. This is our first heart screening event in LV with two days of screening and everyone is really excited! This could be our largest event - ever! It would be fabulous to offer 1,000 echoes this weekend.

    We have 12 echo machines, 5 doctors, 15 techs, 6 High School Nurses, and 50 regular volunteers. Our event has been showcased in the Clark Co. School District high school newsletters. Clark Co. School District is the 5th largest school district in our country, with over 150 high schools in the area and well over 150,000 students. Also, UNLV is across the street from our event and we have invited the UNLV students and athletes to participate in our event.

    Think good thoughts and I will update the HCMA family of all the great work we do! I hope I get to meet Burt and his lovely wife this weekend!

    Sharon

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    CONTACT: Sharon Bates
    Phone: 602-482-5606
    602-703-9191 cell
    [email protected]
    www.AnthonyBates.org
    DATE: February 08, 2005

    ANTHONY BATES FOUNDATION
    HEART SCREENING EVENT

    Anthony Bates was a Kansas State football player until July 31, 2000 when he died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). This is the same condition that has attributed to 36% of the 5,000 to 7,000 young people that will die from sudden cardiac death this year. This is the same condition that took Hank Gathers, Basketball player, Layola Marymount, Reggie Lewis, professional basketball player and most recently University of Arizona football recruit, McCollins Umeh, age 18. Early detection can offer young people a choice of life.

    To prevent other young people and athletes from dying of HCM The Anthony Bates Foundation is hosting their first FREE CARDIAC SCREENING event for the Las Vegas, Nevada community. The FREE CARDIAC SCREENING will be held at the American Institute of Medical Sonography (AIMS) on Saturday & Sunday, April 2nd & 3rd, 2005 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. The heart screenings will take place in the office buildings at 1050 E. Flamingo Rd., in the main lobby. Young people from 14 to 40 years of age can get a free echocardiogram to detect HCM and/or other life-threatening heart abnormalities.

    The echocardiogram is a painless procedure using ultrasound imaging under the supervision of a cardiologist. Often there are no symptoms of HCM but some people may experience shortness of breath, chest pain, heart palpitations or light-headedness and blackouts. HCM is found in people of all ages, races, and genders. Young athletes represent the majority of the fatalities from this disease because of the added physical exertion of the heart during exercise.

    The ANTHONY BATES FOUNDATION HEART SCREENING EVENT is organized by the Anthony Bates Foundation with the local support of many medical professionals. The ANTHONY BATES FOUNDATION is non-profit organization dedicated to saving young lives through early detection of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Event sponsors include the AIMS, MEDICAL SALES PROFESSIONALS, CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, BIOSOUND, PHILIPS MEDICAL, and ACUSON – A SEIMENS COMPANY.

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