Dear Play for Patrick supporters, participants, and volunteers:
We have had a busy March with screenings in Stillwater and Maple Grove! We want to share our results of each screen, but more importantly express our sincere thanks to those who helped make these important, lifesaving screens a reality.
As you know, without cardiologists to anchor the screenings, we are not able to conduct our events. We are thrilled to have found support from several cardiologists, including U of M cardiologists Dr. Marc Pritzker and Dr. Ryan Koene, Dr. Shaun Martinho and Dr. Robert Wilson. We owe you a debt of gratitude and a heartfelt thank you! We look forward to your continued support.
Another critical aspect to every screen are our hosts. These folks ensure we have the support of the school, refreshments for our volunteers, and assist in ensuring we have enough volunteers and students to have a successful screen. To that end, we'd like to acknowledge the teams from Stillwater and Maple Grove:
And a very special thank you to Jason Anderson and Philips Healthcare for allowing us to use your Ultrasound machines and Roy Schroeder, Tammy Hartman and their teammates at Clear Channel Outdoor for promoting our events.
Finally, for these two screenings we had nearly 200 medical (EKG and Echo Techs, MDs, nurses and emergency responders) and non-medical volunteers. While we can't list everyone individually, we know who you are and what you stand for. You are the lifeblood of our operation. Your commitment to partnering with us to help identifying potentially life-threatening heart defects does not go unnoticed. We thank you for your time, talent, and service.
And now we would like to share the score from our events…
Between the two screenings, we identified:
This is why we are committed to screening each and every teen: the screenings bring attention to previously undiagnosed issues and fundamentally save lives.
We'll be reaching out to some of you to gather feedback on how we can improve our events, as well as putting together our schedule for next season soon. Until then, Play with Heart & Play for Patrick!
The Schoonovers & the entire Play for Patrick Team