Your Commitment to Prevention Raised $40,000 in 2020!
Heartfelt gratitude to the Cristian’s Big Heart family, friends, race participants and sponsors for helping us to protect young hearts from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
This event celebrates the life of Cristian Acosta-Flores who passed away on September 1, 2014, one day shy of his 19th birthday. Cristian’s life was cut tragically short due to complications from an undiagnosed enlarged heart. His big heart always lent a hand, encouraged others, and cared deeply for those around him.
And now, with early data showing COVID-19’s impact on heart health, your participation will help support SCA prevention resources for youth, parents, schools and medical practitioners. Proceeds will benefit:
• cardiac risk assessment resources, such as a new training module for medical practitioners,
• the development of SCA prevention curriculum for schools,
• the placement of AEDs and cardiac emergency response plans in schools and youth centers,
• and the eventual return of free youth heart screenings in 2021.