DALLAS, May 20 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its ongoing commitment to reducing the impact of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), HeartSine Technologies, Inc. has announced that it will be one of the sponsors of the Living for Zachary charity golf tournament being held Monday, June 21 at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas.
The Living for Zachary golf event is named for 16-year-old Plano athlete Zachary (Zac) Schrah, who collapsed and died from SCA during a football practice in the spring of 2009. Proceeds from the event will be used to raise public awareness about SCA, and the Living for Zachary youth screening program offered by The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. This screening program can detect, with 99% accuracy, the potential for SCA, which claims the lives of 10,000 young people nationwide each year, according to the American Heart Association.
Working with Dallas-based distributor HeartSafe America, HeartSine has agreed to donate one of its industry-leading samaritan® PAD public access defibrillators, and sponsor hole #1 at the event.
"We proudly support the efforts of the Schrah family and all other Living for Zachary volunteers to raise awareness of SCA in youth," said Gregory Cash, CEO of HeartSine Technologies, Inc. "By donating a Samaritan PAD, we're hoping to help them expand their education program and, possibly, help someone prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in Plano."
"We are so thankful for the donation of an AED from HeartSine Technologies, Inc and for their support of Living for Zachary," said Karen Schrah, Zac's mother. "This donation will continue to help us fulfill our mission which is to provide AED's to needed facilities in the community. Together we are saving lives."
About Living for Zachary (www.living4zachary.org)
Living for Zachary is a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of Zachary Schrah and committed to raising awareness of, and preventing, Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth. The Plano, Texas organization sponsors various community events and fundraisers throughout the year, including golf, sporting clay and fishing tournaments and promotes the Living for Zachary screening program for youth aged 13-22, offered by The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Additional Information: 214.673.3404.
About HeartSine Technologies (www.heartsine.com)
A world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, HeartSine's mission is to advance the deployment of lifesaving defibrillation therapy in non-traditional areas of care through the development of innovative technologies and quality products. Its HeartSine samaritan PAD is a sophisticated, lightweight automated external defibrillator designed for rescuers of all skill levels and is ideal for sports facilities, schools, churches and all businesses. HeartSine is also a proud sponsor of the National Safety Council's CPR & AED Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2010). Additional information about CPR & AED Awareness Week can be found at: http://emergencycare.nsc.org. Additional HeartSine information: firstname.lastname@example.org (866-478-7463, ext. 112).
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