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FHS Students Receive Free HCM Cardiac Screen

Students at Fremd High School participated in an event that could potentially save a life. Fremd High School offered free cardiac screenings for more than 1,680 students on Dec. 8. The screen was for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic heart condition that causes an excessive thickening of the heart and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young people. “The test was very short, easy, and painless,” said Ian Wojciak, a Fremd High School senior and baseball player that participated in the screen. With funds raised by the Joshua Jared Hardy Charities' event Hoofin’ 4 Hardy, the organization Young ...

Nov. 20 Hoofin’ 4 Hardy Race Helps D211 Schools Offer Free Screening for Cardiac Condition

An upcoming race will help create awareness of a serious health condition that can affect young adults known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). The 8th Annual Hoofin’ for Hardy 5K run and 2 mile walk will be hosted on Nov. 20, at Birchwood Park & Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Ave., in Palatine, at 9 a.m. The race is hosted by the Joshua Jared Hardy Charities, and has created an opportunity for free cardiac screenings at Fremd, Conant, and Palatine High Schools conducted by the organization Young Hearts for Life. The screenings will take place during school and only for students whose parents authorize them to be tested. The screen...