Rotherham United are delighted to be showing their support to the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity, who are hosting a free Heart Screening Event at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday 14th July.
The Friends of Bruce Cousins Memorial Fund have organised the event which will see a number of young people visit the Mears Learning offices at the Millers’ home next Saturday, with all 100 available places being booked with 24 hours of being offered online. Mears, who are an official club partner of Rotherham United, have very kindly donated a room in their offices for the event to take place.
In Great Britain at least 12 apparently healthy young people die each week of undiagnosed heart conditions.
Jackie Cousins, who has been a driving force behind organising the event, is well-aware of the need for the need for these health checks, having lost her own son Bruce in 2009.
However, she is hopeful that the charity can continue to receive exposure in the public eye as it looks to raise the profile of the excellent work it undertakes and is keen to make events like this one an annual occurrence.
“We lost our son in 2009 and did not realise how many other families lose members through this cause of death,” Jackie told www.themillers.co.uk.
“There is no crueller blow in life than losing a loved one from sudden arrhythmic death – instant, unexpected and unexplained. No second chance is given to young people who die this way.
“Our aim as a family and community of friends and relatives has been to reduce the number of such deaths through research and local screening.”
The cost of the 100 tests being held at AESSEAL New York Stadium is £5,000 and is overseen by expert cardiologists from the charity.
If anyone would like to help by making a donation, no matter how small, you can do so here: www.justgiving.com/BruceCousins