EP Save A Life Shares Resources with Community Following Loss of Middle Schooler
As the community reals from the loss of a 13-year-old boy, KGTV Channel10 asked us to share information on what parents should know about sudden cardiac arrest and prevention. Heartfelt gratitude to Vanessa VanHyfte for following our story. View Story
13-Year-Old Lost to Undetected Heart Condition
Our hearts go out to Marco’s family and friends and his school community in the wake of his loss to sudden cardiac arrest caused by an undetected heart condition. One more reason to continue to fight for better preventative care to protect young hearts. View Story
Girl Scout Gold Award Pushes Prevention
San Diego Girl Scout Lauren Despres focused her Gold Award – the highest honor in Girl Scouts – on sudden cardiac arrest prevention in youth. Check out her video on how everyone can be ready to recognize and respond!
EP Save A Life Co-Sponsors AB856 to Help Inform California Parents About COVID’s Impact on Heart Health
COVID-19 Youth Return to Physical Activity Information Act keeps parents connect with the latest guidelines for youth who’ve been symptomatic or diagnosed with COVID. View Story
EP Save A Life Participates in First National Pediatric Cardiac Screening Database Pilot
The Cardiac Safety Research Consortium (CSRC) announces the establishment of a first-in-kind national database of pediatric cardiac screening information aimed at advancing the ability to discover potentially dangerous pediatric cardiac conditions and preventing sudden cardiac arrest or death in young people (SCDY). View Story
#AloneTogether in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention
Learn how anyone can help save a life during COVID by participating in this year’s virtual 5K!
San Diego Voyager Profiles EP Save A Life
The Paredes Family is recognized for the contribution they’ve made to protect young hearts in San Diego and beyond.
EP Sponsors Law to Protect Youth in Community Sports Programs
Our new law will now extend SCA prevention protocol beyond schools to community youth sports programs. AB379 takes affect in January and we’ll have a toolkit of free resources to help your team comply later this month. Help us create a culture of prevention where our kids live, learn and play! View Story
Sudden Cardiac Survivor, Austin McAnena
Hear Austin’s incredible story and learn the facts about AEDs. Hint: They’re not just for Emergency Personnel! View Story
97.3 The Fan; Coach Kentera High School Football Show, Thursday 8/5/19
EP Save A Life Program Manager Joanie Moes shares a life-saving opportunity for youth ages 12-25 this Sunday. Listen
EP Save A Life removes any fear of using an AED to save a life
Anyone can save a life from being lost to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Co-Director Maureen Legg and Program Manager Joanie Moes show us how. View Story
EP Save A Life and Cristian’s Big Heart Partner to Save Lives
Read more about an annual 5K benefits free youth heart screenings and AEDs for schools in San Diego. View Story
A Heart for Subs!
Jersey Mike’s Subs has partnered with EP Save A Life to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in youth and funding for free youth heart screenings.
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EP Save A Life Receives Cushman Foundation Making A Difference in San Diego Grant
Our South Bay SCA Prevention Pilot was generously funded to support a community-wide initiative in collaboration with the Chula Vista Elementary and Sweetwater Union High School Districts, San Diego Project Heart Beat, Cristian’s Big Heart and Supervisor Greg Cox’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Program. View Story
EP Save A Life Featured in National #WhyItMatters Campaign
Emerg-A-Center is featuring foundations across the country dedicated to protecting young hearts. Check out our story! View Story
Oceanside Heart Screening Marks Anniversary of Eric’s 25th Birthday
A great month to get youth screened, especially for all student athletes getting sports physicals, which do not screen for heart conditions that put youth at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Parents should be vigilant about knowing the warning signs and family risk factors and properly completing medical paperwork. Watch
Inspiring San Diego: Son’s Death Inspires Heart Screening Mission
NBC 7 recognizes the work of EP Save A Life to protect young hearts on the occasion of it’s 10th anniversary year, 50th free screening and 30,000th youth screened. Watch
The Fan 97.3 Marks 30,000th Youth Screened
San Diego’s legendary high school sports commentator, Coach Kentera, invites youth to get a free heart screening to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest – the #1 killer of student athletes. Listen
Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs join hands to save hearts
Nine AEDs equip club facilities serving 15,000 youth and adults and marks the beginning of a model partnership to incorporate SCA prevention in community youth organizations. View Story
She’s A Gamer
Cochella Valley’s “She’s A Gamer” Radio Personality Cristina Walters Talks with EP Save A Life About SCA Prevention in Youth
Screen Your Teen Comes to Chula Vista, Offers Potentially Life-Saving Exam
EP Save A Life partners with Sweetwater Union High School District to provide free youth heart screenings, which were generously underwritten in part by Cristian’s Big Heart, a South Bay foundation that hosts an annual 5K in memory of a youth lost to sudden cardiac arrest.
Why ECG Screenings Are More Effective
New international ECG interpretation criteria, innovative tools and robust screening models are changing the way we can prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young people.
Retired CHP commander recalls time in Lake County
Retired CHP commander recalls time in Lake County, talks of mission to prevent sudden cardiac death in young people.
Eric’s Foundation Featured on San Diego Prep Insider
The episode, which aired on Fox Sports San Diego, featured Eric’s parents Hector Paredes and Rhina Paredes-Greeson, and volutneers Carly Grier and Jacob Li during a free heart screening at Sage Creek High School. Watch the video
Mom of Teen Found At Risk Featured on Good Morning San Diego
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one killer of student athletes. Diana Li, mother of a student that had the free screening and was saved by preliminary findings, encourages parents to screen their teens. Sarah Thompson, Executive Director, shares the details of the upcoming Screen Your Teen events. Watch the video
Quest to Save Young Hearts Gaining National Footing
Legislation focuses on educating people—especially parents and coaches—about sudden cardiac arrest. View Story
Homegrown Heart Bill Signed Into Law
The Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act aims to prevent sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes. It was sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Maienschein and approved by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 29. View Story
Foundation Offers Free Heart Screenings for 12- to 25-Year-Olds
Screening held at Ramona High School on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. View Story
Heart Screening for Teens in Chula Vista
Screening participants share their experience. Watch the video
Teens Get Free Heart Screening
Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation offers EKG, CPR training to teens in hopes of preventing sudden cardiac arrest. Watch the video
National Radio Program Showcases EP Save A Life
Hector Paredes was interviewed by For the Record, a national radio program featured on 100+ stations in the Family Radio network. In addition to Sudden Cardiac Arrest warning signs and symptoms, Hector shared with listeners how to find a screening program in their area. Listen Here.
Good Morning San Diego Highlights Free Heart Screening
Rhina Paredes and Sarah Thompson shared with KUSI TV viewers the importance of the Screen Your Teen program on May 21, 2016.
Yuma Teen’s Life Saved by Free Heart Screening and Surgery
EP Save A Life mentors Yuma Regional Medical Center to create local youth heart screening program.
Heart Foundation Rooting for State Bill
Asm. Brian Maienschein introduced the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, AB1639, which expands student athlete safety standards to include Sudden Cardiac Arrest protocol.
“Focus on Issues” Features EP Save A Life Foundation
Hector Paredes discusses Assembly Bill 1639 and the importance of screening your teen with KECR.
Heart Screenings Save Lives at El Camino
Screening remembers 15-year-old student lost to sudden cardiac in 2010.
Student Bake Sale
Students at Design 39 hosted a bake sale help support free heart screenings for youth. Sales from homemade cookies, cupcakes, Madelines and more raised $210.56. Eric’s Foundation is very grateful for this enterprising and compassionate—and delicious!—donation.
Radio Helps Spread the Word About Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention
KECR 910 AM Helps Spread the Word About Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention
Free Heart Screening Could Save A Teen’s Life
May 3 is proclaimed Eric Paredes day in honor of what would have been his 21st birthday, while 472 youth are screened, finding 5 more at risk.
Eric’s Foundation Receives 2015 CATA Special Service Award
Eric’s Foundation was honored to accept a very special recognition from the California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA), who we consider to be some of the greatest champions of our state’s young athletes. Every high school needs a qualified AT and we are lucky to be working in tandem with them to protect young hearts.
CIF Votes to Implement Protocol for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
A student-athlete receives a free heart screening by volunteers from the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation.
Exámenes de corazón, gratis
La fundación Eric Paredes save a life.es un programa hecho por un oficial de la patrulla de caminos de San Diego Héctor Paredes y su esposa ambos perdieron a su hijo hace unos años debido a un infarto cardiaco y ahora tienen un programa para la juventud basado en esa experiencia.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Program Mandatory for California Schools
California Interscholastic Federation passed a legislation to incorporate sudden cardiac arrest prevention protocol in high school sports programs throughout California.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest, A Public Health Crisis
An incredible report from the American Heart Association and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation confirming that SCA is a public health crisis and how importance prevention is.
EP Save A Life Volunteer Is A Survivor
Brandon Calvert was treated for atrial fibrillation caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and now gives back to EP Save A Life.
One Boy’s Legacy: Free Heart Screenings
Teen Devin Lawson was identified with a heart condition and now he gives back by teaching kids CPR and AED use.
Boost For Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention
EP Save A Life Joins Up With CIF.
Partnering with CIF To Advance SCA Prevention in California High Schools
CIF Commissioners Vote 10-0 In Support Of Proposed Bylaw Additions To Enact Prevention Protocol
San Diego Union-Tribune: Letters to the Editor
Preventable Tragedy Just Requires Heart Screening.
Cox Cares Recognizes EP Save A Life
Eric’s Foundation was honored to win a $2,500 grant from the Cox Cares Member Recommended Grant program, funded by employee payroll donations that are matched by Cox Communications. This grant will help us to continue to provide free heart screenings that identify 1 in 100 youth at risk for SCA.
Frundraise Enables Athletes To Help Us Save A Life
See how you can dedicate your next race to EP Save A Life.
California Senate Recognizes EP Save A Life Foundation
Senator Mark Wyland with Senators Marty Block, Joel Anderson and Ben Hueso support our SCA prevention efforts on June 30 in Sacramento.
The Today Show Tells Our Story
The EP Save A LIfe Foundation goes national to urge parents to screen their teen.
Should EKGs Become Standard for Teenagers Before Playing Sports
The EP Save A Life Foundation weighs in on this important, life-saving dialogue.
Turning Tragedy into Purpose, Heart Screening for Youth Becoming a Reality for Parents
Families who have experienced the loss and fear of sudden cardiac arrest come together to save lives.
Free Youth Cardiac Screenings Could Save Lives
Granite HIlls High School screening honors memory of former student lost to Sudden Cardiac Arrest in 2011.
Certificates of recognition presented to the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation from Senator Joel Anderson and Assemblyman Brian Jones at Granite Hills High School on June 1, 2014.
UT San Diego: Free teen cardiac screenings held in Scripps Ranch
Heart screenings looked for undetected abnormalities that put youth at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
City Council Proclaims April 27—May 3, 2014 EP Save A Life Foundation Week
Councilman Mark Kersey championed a proclamation dedicating this week to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention. May 3 would have been Eric’s 20th birthday, and his foundation is thrilled to remember him by continuing to save young lives.
Eric’s Foundation Medical Director Named 2014 Hero For Young Hearts
Eric’s Foundation volunteer medical director earns high praise from national organization committed to sudden cardiac prevention in youth.
Free screening at Scripps Mercy Hospital Prevent Cardiac Arrest
EP Save A Life Foundation screens 10,000th teen during Heart Month 2014.
Screening students for heart abnormalities becomes a calling to save young lives.
Story about our foundation.
Grieving Mom Says School Physicals Need Heart Exam
Community mourns loss of Oceanside student athlete
Parents Turn Loss Into Heart Health Awareness
The San Diego Daily Transcript reports on the importance of heart screenings.
Fox 5 Anchormom Kathleen Bade shares her thoughts on the importance of screening your teen for sudden cardiac arrest.
Hector Paredes shares the story of how the loss of his son inspired the formation of a foundation that worked to save the lives of local teens.