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Rotary High School Athletic Heart Screening

8 am to Noon • Saturday, November 2, 2024


The Heart Center at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

What's happening?

Free heart screenings that include an electrocardiagram to make sure your heart is healthy, a health history, a blood draw to check ferritin levels and a physical examination.

Area Rotary clubs formed a unique partnership with the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation to help prevent premature deaths of seemingly healthy young athletes. Rotary clubs raise funds to provide free heart screenings to area high school athletes 15-17 years old, to uncover dangerous electrical abnormalities of the heart in addition to cardiomyopathy, an abnormality which can cause sudden death of athletes in the heat of competition. Twice a year, Sarah Bush Lincoln provides this free screening program to high school athletes, 15-17 years old.

Who's eligible?

Athletes must be 15-17 years old at the time of the screening. 15-17 years of age is the ideal age for catching conditions specific to teens, before they enter adulthood.

What do I do?

Click link below to download the instructions and necessary registration forms to get your child signed up! All forms should be returned to Lori Richardson at:

SBL Heart Center
Attn: Lori Richardson, Clinic Supervisor
1000 Health Center Dr.
Mattoon, IL 61938

Heart Screen Registration Forms

Brought to you by The SBL Heart Center and area Rotary Clubs.