Young Hearts for Life (YH4L)
Lyons Township High School is excited to once again partner with YH4L to offer students a free electrocardiogram (ECG) heart screening as part of a program to identify teenagers at risk of sudden cardiac death. Approximately 60 young people die every week from a sudden cardiac death; most have no prior diagnosis or symptoms.
This event is sponsored by District 204, Youngs Hearts for Life, Mend a Heart Foundation, The Lyons Township Boosters Club, and the Lyons Township Parent Teacher Council.
The Young Hearts for Life program will be screening LTHS students for free in May. The Screening Program will take place at:
North Campus May 2, 2023
South Campus May 9, 2023
In order to offer this free screening to students, nearly 200 volunteers are needed. Each volunteer will be required to attend one 90-minute training session scheduled for the evening prior to the actual date of the screening. Training will be offered from 5:30-7pm (with refresher for prior volunteers happening from 5:30-6pm) or 7-8:30pm (with refresher for prior volunteers happening from 7:00-7:30pm) May 1 at North Campus and May 8 at South Campus.
Three Volunteer shifts are available on May 2 at North Campus and May 9 at South Campus: All Day (7am-3:05pm), Morning (7am-11:30am) and Afternoon (10:45am-3:05pm) on both screening days.
Volunteers can sign up at:
- North Campus Volunteers https://signup.com/go/RfVodSa
- South Campus Volunteers https://signup.com/go/DHgDjUV
No medical training or experience is necessary for volunteers. The screening consists of a three-minute ECG. Volunteers attach electrodes to the students’ chest and limbs. An ECG monitors the electrical activity of the heart and prints information about its rate and rhythm. The print out is read by a cardiologist, who interprets the results. Volunteers will also be needed to process students on the day of the screening, data entry, filing, and waiting room assistants. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and not attending high school.
Sign-up information for student screenings will be announced at a later date.