THE new 669th Mayor of Hedon Councillor Neil Black and Mayoress Mrs Linda Black have chosen to support CRY as their main charity beneficiary during the new civic year.
Funds raised during 2015-16 will benefit other local good causes too, but CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) will be the main recipient of the Mayor’s Charity fundraising.
Those fundraising efforts are likely to include several events comprising arts, crafts, food, and one that may quite literally put a swing in your step – but more about these in the coming weeks and months.
Throughout the 669th Mayor’s civic year, as well as covering the Mayor’s fundraising efforts, the Hedon Blog will look at the work of CRY in some more detail and bring you more useful information about the work of this worthwhile charity.
The charity is close to the hearts of the Mayor and Mayoress whose daughter Amy Black, Hedon’s own and internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano opera singer, was tragically lost to a fatal cardiac arrhythmia at the age of 36.
Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions.
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young. CRY is helping save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions.
CRY has many ambitious projects to enable it to provide the support and research to help save young lives. Its programme of activities strives to prevent these tragedies through:
– A National Screening Programme
– Funding medical research into young sudden cardiac death
– Developing the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology
– Raising awareness of the risk of undetected cardiac conditions in young people
CRY also supports young people diagnosed with life-threatening cardiac conditions through:
– the myheart Network
and those affected by young sudden cardiac death by:
– Offering a fast-track expert cardiac pathology service through the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology
– Providing a Bereavement Support Service to help those who have suffered a loss
– Providing information and literature free of charge
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