a leading cause of death among young athletes. Toward
this end, Close the Gap has established a close relationship with the Black
Coaches and Administrators organization, a national nonprofit whose members
are mentors and leaders in their communities. Statistics reveal that in the
United States, a young competitive athlete dies from sudden cardiac arrest
every three or four days. The average age of those who die is 17.5 years,
ninety percent of them are male, and more than half are black.
"As coaches, we are on the front lines of the battle against sudden
cardiac arrest in young athletes," said Floyd Keith, Executive Director of
Black Coaches and Administrators. "We have the power to help save lives,
and we're proud to join with Boston Scientific to spread the word about
this largely unrecognized crisis and work to make a difference."
Close the Gap plans to conduct outreach events during 2008 at several
NCAA basketball games, local public school districts and major women's
conferences. For more information on the Close the Gap campaign and updates
on outreach venues as they become available, please visit
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Statistics cited in this release are taken from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, the Heart Rhythm Society, the American College
of Cardiology and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.
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