The Plymouth Community School Corporation is hosting a youth Preventative Heart Screening through the Zac Mago Foundation. The Marshall County Health Department is sponsoring the event, and Bowen Health Clinic is providing services for the screenings.
The mission of the Zac Mago Foundation is to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest through heart screenings. They screen children, teens, and young adults from ages 10 to 25. These Heart Screenings include a height and weight measurement, resting blood pressure reading, a Limited Echocardiogram (echo), and an Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG).
Zac Mago was looking forward to his senior year at John Glenn High School when he passed away while taking a nap in July of 2018 just a week shy of his 18th birthday. He was an honor student and a standout on the basketball team.
The foundation created in his honor is a non-profit organization working toward bringing awareness, education, and prevention to conditions that cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth, and teens.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the #1 cause of death on school campuses, the #1 cause of death of student-athletes, and the #2 medical cause of death for individuals under the age of 25. 1 in 300 youth have an undetected heart condition that could put them at risk for SCA.
Plymouth High School will hold a Preventative Heart Screening on Saturday, February 24th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym. The cost for the exam is $25 for youth ages 10 to 25. Participants should enter through Door #5.