Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN: Widely respected. The athlete in this CNN spot was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White, the EXACT syndrome of Brandywine High athlete Joe Till at our first event 2 years ago. The tide is turning quickly. A month after his procedure to Nemours, Joe, like this boy, was back on the playing field. Every 3d day in America an athlete dies of SCA. The AHA is on the wrong side of this issue. PLEASE take a moment to view this CNN vid.
IT's UNIMAGINABLE: Never take your child's heart health for granted. My daughter Grace G Fire was an elite athlete. There was no Heart History on either side of the family. Yet, she succumbed to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Take this short video "to heart"
Article in Middletown Transcript - Dec 2014- EKG Testing for ALL Delaware Students
Opinion Editorial written by Greer Firestone in The Wilmington News Journal April 3 2015
(statewide daily)"Every young athlete deserves a FREE EKG"
Article in News Journal prior to our 5th Screening at Salesianum on January 21 2015. One of our volunteer pediatric cardiologists is interviewed. SCREENING CAN SAVE A LIFE
Delaware.gov article on Grace Firestone Act (SCA)
Delaware State News (Dover DE) 7/22/15 on HEART IN THE GAME
USA FOOTBALL STORY on Grace G Fire
OUR FIRST FUND RAISER - MAY 2014
Dance Exhibition & "Jitterbug Lessons" with Brian Wells of Starliters Dance Studio, 3 ORIGINAL tunes by Singer/Songwriter Brian Wells and then, "The Rock N Roll Event - Club Phred to rock us home
PHOTOS OF OUR INAUGURAL EVENT - JANUARY 25 2014 - Springer Middle School
Heartfelt Thanks to:
NEW CASTLE COUNTY EXEC TOM GORDON, BRANDYWINE SCHOOL DISTRICT, PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGISTS DRS. GINA BAFFA & JOEL TEMPLE, PETER MNATZAKIAN OF MORTARA, DELAWARE STATE SENATOR CATHY CLOUTIER AND ALL OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS!
Cheers to our Core Group: Rachel & Louis Snijders, Susanne Pagano and Liz Wehle
NEWS ARTICLES AND VIDEOS OF OUR TWO EVENTS
Dear Greer Firestone:
On behalf of Wells Fargo, I would like to congratulate you on being selected as a recipient of a $1,000 Community Partners Program grant.
Wells Fargo is proud to support non-profits that work to strengthen our communities.
In honor of your organization’s important work in our community, we would like to invite you to a special event that Wells Fargo is hosting where you will receive your $1,000 check and be recognized along with other non-profit leaders.
The recognition event details are as follows: Date: Monday, November 3, 2014. Time: 8:00 am to 11 am 9:00 am
Thank you for your leadership in our region. We hope you can join us at the event.
Robin Choi Vice President Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Greer Firestone recognized as a Delaware "Heart Hero" in annual event on November 8 2014 at Harrington Raceway, Sussex County - ChefsFight
The FACTS: The national average is that 1 in 100 students who have an ECG / EKG have a cause for concern. Our first event yielded 5 in 200; double the average. Here is a note from the mother of the athlete with the most significant finding:
Few people can ever take credit for saving a person life. Sounds like this young man has a healthy future to look forward to because to your vision. Keep up the good work! You are the real deal.
Tom Gordon, Executive New Castle County
I'm happy to donate a pair of Senate cufflinks to your fundraiser. . I hope that's helpful. I'm so impressed with your initiative and am grateful for your bringing this to Delaware!
US Senator Chris Coons, DE
Heart In The Game is a member of the US trade association ParentHeartWatch
Two minute vid from our 6th screening at Springer Middle on Sept 19 '15
Interview Greer Firestone & Heather Hook of Kenny Family Foundation
Heart In The Game honored by National Assoc of School Nurses. We have been asked to present before the Annual Conference in June in Indianapolis IN. We are the first organization from our trade association PARENT HEART WATCH to be so honored.
In the full circle of life, Grace G Firestone, a survivor, is now enrolled at Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia. Listen to her story.
ONLY IN DELAWARE!! Part of the ppt. presentation we will have at the Nat'l School Nurses Convention in June. We are proud to have our Gov and Congressional delegation involved. Take a moment and listen!
Heart In The Game Founder Greer Firestone interviewed by Phila TV news anchor Larry Mendte on "The Delaware Way".
Firestone interview after Sept '15 event sponsored by Kenny Family Foundation