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|Valentine's Day Special
Support the SADS Foundation by purchasing these beautiful hand-crafted earrings.
Visit the SADS Store to see other styles and make your purchase today!
February-Launch of the 16th annual "No Ball at All" campaign!
Benefit Dinner in Fayetteville, AK-Feb. 9, 2010
Brian Price Jumpathon in Dallas, TX- Feb 12, 2010
Brianna Badger Memorial Foundation Starry Night Gala in Denver, CO- Feb 2, 2010
ADAMS "Prom" night Benefit in Mundelein, IL- Feb 27, 2010
Ben Curtis Charity Golf Day in Australia- Mar 19, 2010
To add to your special fund-raising event please contact Laura or call 800-783-7723
|Follow us now
We have so much going on, we're sending you another E-newsletter to keep you up to date on the latest from the SADS Foundation.
Reminder--Family Seminar this Saturday!!
It's not too late to register for this SADS Family Seminar!
In addition to International Long QT expert Dr. Michael Ackerman, we will also be featuring a youth panel--four speakers ages 16 and up will share their stories of how they live and
thrive with a SADS condition! When: Saturday, January 30, 2010
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Andaz West
8401 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
Registration is free (parking is $10) and includes light refreshments.
Space is limited--please call 800-786-7723 or e-mail Joanne to register today.
This beautiful venue graciously provided by Jackie and Ron Vines on behalf of Fore a Good Kaas, in memory of Robbie.
Special thanks to the Andaz West Hollywood for their generous support
|National Wear Red Day
On February 5, 2009, the SADS Foundation is joining with women,
companies and organizations in cities across the U.S. for "National Wear Red Day!"
"The "Wear Red"campaign is a great way to raise awareness that women play a major role
in their family's heart health." - Michael
J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., SADS Foundation Board President
Research findings indicate that Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
affects females by a ratio of 10 to 1. This discrepancy is likely caused by
hormones that affect the IKr Channel. Further, duringpuberty, the QT interval in boys
shortens, leaving adult womenwith a longerQT
interval than adult men. In the congenitallongQT syndrome, adult women also have longer QT intervalsthan
adult men. Therefore, women are more often clinicallyaffected by
this syndrome than men, in spite of the equal sex-distributionof
the disease genotype. Studies have also shown that women are more at risk than
men of developing arrhythmias in response to QT prolonging drugs.
Because women make approximately 80% of health care decisions
for their families, they should watch for warning signs of SADS conditions, and
alert their physicians when warning signs occur. Join us in supporting women and children's health by wearing red next Friday, Feb. 5th!
Alice, Laura, Joanne, Heidi and Adrienne
508 East South Temple, Suite 202
Salt Lake City, UT 84102