Upcoming Events|Bowl-A-Thon -Elmwood Park, NJ -August 14, 2010
Where's Bob? Special SADS Awareness Night with the Salt Lake Bees -SLC, UT -September 4, 2010 Register now!
4th Annual Christie's Heartoberfest -Ballston Lake, NY -September 18, 2010
Layton Oktoberfest -Colorado Springs, CO -September 18, 2010
Sing it for SADS 2 -Dunmore, PA -September 25, 2010
Seminar: Preventing SCD in the Young -Nova Scotia, Canada -October 2, 2010
Heart to Heart Conference -London, England -October 23, 2010
To add to your special fund-raising event please contact Laura or call 800-786-7723.
coming up in August
August 15: Tigers vs. White Sox
August 20: Giants vs. Cardinals
August 30: Rangers vs. Royals August 22: Rangers vs. Orioles
--SADS will be joining Bob in Baltimore, won't you?
August 31: Phillies vs. Dogers
This quarter of Keeping Hearts Beating is the annual SADS Safe Schools campaign. Here's some news from the campaign and what you can do to raise awareness in your community.
Annual SADS Safe Schools
For the third quarter of Keeping Hearts Beating, we're focusing on schools. Since school is where children spend the majority of their time, the majority of the year, it is the most important place to raise awareness and ensure our children are in fact, safe.
Here's what you can do to raise awareness in your local schools:
All of these can also be done as a group, so grab some friends and get started!
- request materials to distribute to local schools
- give an awareness presentation to school staff, teachers, coaches, nurses, PTA, etc.
- get your student group involved with giving presentations or a fundraiser
- set up a SADS booth at the school health fair, carnival, back-to-school night, etc.
Questions? Comments? Contact Adrienne or call 1-800-STOP-SAD.
|SADS Rock Star Ambassador|
Yes, you heard correctly, the SADS Foundation now has a Rock Star ambassador! Awareness comes in all shapes and sizes and we're very fortunate to have Mr. Dave "Bucket" Colwell join the SADS Family. Like many of us, Dave has a personal connection to SADS. While on tour in 1993 with Bad Company, the band's tour manager was
tragically struck down by a SADS condition. Dave has offered to promote awareness
for the Foundation and reach out to affected families when possible.
Dave has generously remixed his single 'Reach Out' featuring Iron
Maiden's Adrian Smith to create an exclusive version for the Foundation
titled Reach Out (Stop SADS Mix). Special ringtones, mastertones
and ringback versions will soon be available.
The album, Guitars, Beers & Tears, features many of Dave's 'A-List' friends
including Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith, Edwin McCain, Steve Conte from the
NY Dolls, The Quireboys' Spike, Danny Bowes from Thunder, Bekka
Bramlett and Bad Company's Robert Hart among others. Guitars, Beers
& Tears will be available in stores and online on August 17th. The
album will carry a special Stop SADS insert with SADS warning signs contact information.
|Other Awareness News|
SADS volunteers are creative in the ways they spread awareness in their community. Here's what a few volunteers are up to:
- Michael Culver of New York set up a SADS information booth at the Guardian Life health fair in May.
- The Tolosky Family of New York managed a SADS information booth (pictured left) at the New York Racing Association race track on Sunday, August 8th.
- Shellie Wenhold of Arizona and her
daughter's Girl Scout Troop, are working on their Silver Award which
encompasses SCA awareness.
- Emily Eckert and her daughter in conjunction with the 3rd annual Run for Rosanna in California has set up a lemonade stand (pictured right) to run every Saturday through September. Not only are they raising funds for the SADS Foundation but they're also distributing information and raising awareness of SADS conditions.
Here's a heart-warming story from the Tolosky's awareness event: "Three young boys walked by our booth with their parents. We gave each of them a wristband and watched as they read the awareness card. One of them showed it to their mother, she nodded her head and they walked back. Each boy put a few dollar bills in the basket. She then said, 'that was their winnings today and they want to donate it'."
- Many volunteers have been selling wristbands with their school clubs or individually. The wristbands come with an awareness card with warning signs and other information.
Wristbands are a fun way to get the message across and everyone loves them! To order these wristbands, contact Laura.
Have a great awareness idea? Email Adrienne!
Don't forget to send us pictures of your awareness efforts and we'll put them on our website.
|Speaker's Bureau Project Complete!|
The SADS Foundation has had an intern working on the speaker's bureau project this summer. Ryan Creek, a senior completing his degree in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah, currently works as an EMT and brings a special set of expertise to the project. He has completed a speaker's guide, supplemental materials, and a power point presentation. We will be focusing more on the speaker's bureau for the fourth quarter of Keeping Hearts Beating however, now is a great time to get started.
This presentation is perfect for speaking to school teachers, staff, coaches, PTA, and any other school club or event.
Contact Adrienne or call 800-STOP-SAD for more information.
|If you are interested in becoming an awareness campaign volunteer, e-mail Adrienne or call 1-800-STOP-SAD (786-7723).
Alice, Laura, Joanne, Heidi, and Adrienne