Recognizing that 2023 was a flashpoint for sudden cardiac arrest awareness in the U.S., with several high-profile incidents, including in California, as well as many other youth stricken with little to no recognition, the California Youth Heart Coalition sponsored SR 50 as a foundation to empower the public to improve the SCA survival rate, which is among the lowest in the nation.
Heartfelt gratitude to Senators Brian Jones and Josh Becker for introducing the resolution and championing sudden cardiac arrest prevention in youth.
The CYHC nominated Molly and Ian Hanaray and sudden cardiac arrest survivor Ryan Chian to be recognized at the Capitol on August 28, 2023 to underscore the critical need for CPR and AED training in schools.
Campbell Community Center lifeguards Molly and Ian rushed to save Ryan when his heart suddenly stopped on a facility basketball court earlier in 2023, which doctors say saved his life. It was their lifeguard training that kicked in, as none of the teens received this life-saving education in school. Each now advocates for our schools to add this training to the curriculum.
Special thanks to Assemblymembers Evan Low (pictured center) & Marc Berman and Senator Josh Becker (pictured far left) for making these Assembly and Senate floor recognitions.
The Kyle J. Taylor Foundation in collaboration with UC Davis and Project Adam Sacramento, is hosting a free screening and invites area youth ages 12 to 25, including children of elected officials and state employees as well as young adults, to be part of a state-wide movement to find the 1 in 300 at risk for sudden cardiac arrest from an undetected heart condition.
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Oakmont High School
Registration opens in August.
Screenings include a cardiac risk assessment, a 12-lead ECG and, if indicated, a limited echocardiogram.