I wanted to make you aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our athletes at Jackson High School. We are again partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA Is The Number One Killer of Young Athletes.
SCA is the result of unsuspecting cardiological disease or abnormalities which cause the heart to stop without warning or symptoms. We hear about several student-athletes each year that are lost to this devastating tragedy, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. SPACE IS LIMITED AND EXPECTED TO FILL QUICKLY.
Please watch the 4-minute video for more on SCA and mCORE
Read a letter by Pam Bitsko, the mother of the Kent State football player who recently died from sudden cardiac arrest during his sleep
This event is specifically for HIGH SCHOOL athletes
Dates: Thursday, Sept. 8th and Friday, Sept. 9th
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: JHS – Distance Learning Lab
Screening for risk of life-threatening cardiac conditions, for athletes ages 14 - 22
Time Requirement: Approximately 10-12 minutes per athlete.
Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening. These tests typically cost approximately $2000 in a clinical setting.
Cost is normally $75 but thanks to a generous gift from Bell Stores - the cost to you is now only $67! (Please contact mCORE in financial hardship situations).
You may use your Healthcare/Flex Care Accounts
PARENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE SCREENING BY VISITING: www.mCOREathletes.com
. For any questions, please call Bart Letcavits at 330-418-8199.
We strongly encourage all of our athletes to take part in this screening opportunity. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.
JHS Athletic Director