Central Pennsylvania college student Peyton Walker unexpectedly died in November 2013 from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) caused by a rare genetic heart condition. Her family and friends later established the Peyton Walker Foundation to increase awareness and improving survival rates for SCA incidents. The foundation holds free heart screening clinics, donates AEDs and provides AED and CPR training.
 
Members of the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health staff and the Peyton Walker Foundation will host a heart-screening clinic for high school students on Sept. 29. Students aged 12-19 are eligible
 
Date: Saturday, Sept. 29
 
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
Location: Donegal High School 1025 Koser Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552
 
Register: Appointments are required. Register at PeytonWalker.org before Sept. 22.
 
More Info: 717-697-5511 or info@peytonwalker.org
 
About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

  • Warning signs include dizziness, fainting, nausea, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

  • The number one killer of student athletes in our country.

  • Leading cause of death on school campuses.

  • More than 475,000 people die annually from SCA.

  • With the help of Electrocardiograms (EKG) and Echocardiography, one out of every 100 students screened is found to have an undetected heart condition.

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