Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation
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Valentine's Day Special
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CA Family Seminar
National Wear Red Day
Medtronic Global Heroes

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Valentine's Day Special

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Upcoming Events

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

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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!

When: Saturday, January 30, 2010Andaz Hotel Image

            9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Andaz West

           Hollywood Hyatt

           8401 Sunset Boulevard

           West Hollywood, CA

           Panorama Room--Rooftop

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!

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.

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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!"

 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!

Medtronic Global Heroes Program

What a great opportunity to raise money for SADS while doing something you love!

Ever wanted to run in a marathon and benefit the SADS Foundation?  Medtronic is recruiting runners from around the world who benefit from medical technology to participate in the fourth annual Medtronic Global Heroes program. Up to 25 runners will be selected to receive two paid entries into the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, Oct. 3, 2010 in Minnesota. Recipients will receive a travel package that includes airfare and lodging for the Global Hero and a guest as well as other prizes.

The Medtronic Foundation will donate $1,000 on behalf of each Global Hero to a non-profit patient organization that educates and supports individuals who live with the runner's condition. 

We've had a few runners in the past; help us get up to 5 this year!!

If you're a runner or you know of a runner with an ICD or other medical device, apply to be a Medtronic Global Hero!  Please visit our website for more information regarding this program

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Alice, Laura, Joanne, Heidi and Adrienne

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